The mission of the Department of Residency Programs of SCCO at MBKU is to establish, promote and support postgraduate 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.
SCCO at MBKU has residency programs that cover the areas of Cornea & Contact Lenses, Low Vision Rehabilitation, Neuro-Optometry, Ocular Disease, Primary Care and Pediatric Optometry/Vision Therapy. There are currently 55 residency positions within 25 programs in the areas of health management organization, Indian Health Service, multi-disciplinary settings, private-practice settings, on-campus programs and Veteran’s Affairs. For detailed information regarding residency programs, please visit our website: www.ketchum.edu/optometry/academics/residency-programs. These one-year accredited postdoctoral programs are focused in training our residents to attain advanced competencies through direct patient care with exceptional clinical management experiences, teaching opportunities, and didactic/scholarship activities. All programs are structured in accordance with the guidelines of the AOA’s Accreditation Council on Optometric Education and are fully accredited or in the process for review. All residents receive a stipend, liability coverage and various benefits depending on the specific program.