Residencies Overview

Welcome to the Residency web page of the Southern California College of Optometry. This web page is dedicated to the prospective residency candidate that is in search of that unique residency program. Whether you are searching within the Veterans Affair, Indian Health Service, hospital setting, or on our college campus, we have just the program for you.

We invite you to navigate through our web page and learn more about each of our residency programs in the area of Cornea & Contact Lenses, Low Vision Rehabilitation, Ocular Disease, Primary Care, or Pediatric Optometry/Vision Therapy. While we encourage you to pay a visit to the program site of interest, we have designed our web page to offer you a virtual glimpse of the facility and all the detailed information you need to know to make the right choice.

The mission of the Department of Residency Programs of the Southern California College of Optometry is to establish, promote, and support post-graduate residency training. Residency programs are uniquely designed to advance the intellectual knowledge and enhance the clinical expertise of residents through excellence in patient care, scholarly activity, and research.

Residency Team

Judy Tong, OD, FAAO       
Assistant Dean of Residencies
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Harue J. Marsden, OD, MS                 
Associate Dean of Clinical Education
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Kate Garcia                            
Administrative Assistant
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Vision Statement

Leader in Postdoctoral Residency Education through Excellence, Diversity, and Opportunities.


SCCO has enjoyed a long history of being the leader in providing the highest quality residency education since 1977 with its first residency program in vision training. Since then we have grown in many ways including the number of programs that we sponsor, the total number of residency positions we offer, and the number of states in which we have representation. From a history standpoint, we have established a total of 27 residency programs over a 30-year span. Sixteen of those still exist and are still actively involved in residency training. What began as a novel one-residency position, postdoctoral education program has now become 18 residency programs strong with 32 residency positions strategically placed in six states including California, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah.