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
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)