Residency Education at SCCO
The Southern California College of Optometry 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. 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.
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.
- Information for Prospective Residency Candidates
- Residency Program Team
- Residency Programs Available
Information for Prospective Residency Candidates
At SCCO we have a great variety of unique residency program. Whether you are searching within the Veterans Affairs, Indian Health Services, hospital settings, or on our university campus, we have just the program for you.
We encourage current students interested in taking part in a one-year postdoctoral program to work with their chosen MBKU residency mentors for help with their residency application process.
Our program listing include areas of specialization:
- Cornea & Contact Lenses
- Low Vision Rehabilitation
- Ocular Disease
- Primary Care
- Pediatric Optometry/Vision Therapy
Once you identify a residency program that interests you, we encourage you to visit in person. In the meantime, we hope that this virtual glimpse of the facility including detailed information will help you to create your shortlist.
Residency Program Team
Judy Tong, OD, FAAO
Assistant Dean of Residencies
Coordinator of the Office of Clinical Education