Pediatric Optometry Academic Curriculum
Pediatric Optometry Academic Curriculum

The curriculum of the Pediatric Optometry Fellowship Program at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics utilizes the mission, goals and objectives of the residency as its basic elements. The residency program is designed to provide the resident experience in the delivery of pediatric primary eye care to patients from ages six months to 21 years.

Academic Curriculum: The resident will have one half-day per week to perform academic activities. These include but are not limited to: completion of patient care logs; and development of case reports, papers, posters or lectures. 

The resident will attend the lecture series twice a month presented by the Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology (usually Friday at 7:30 a.m.).

The resident will attend the monthly hospital-based pediatric resident lecture series (usually Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.)

The resident will participate in the quarterly journal club and bring a relevant article to discuss.

The resident will participate in the weekly journal discussion with the optometric student. At the resident supervisor's request, the resident will lead the student discussion monthly.

The resident will be provided for reference, the clinical practice guidelines for the AOA in pediatric patient care and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (Basic, Clinical, and Science) pediatric series.

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