application

The following are required:

  • ORMatch registration, which includes:

    •  A page of applicant contact, educational, and NBEO information

    •  Letter of Intent

    •  CV

    •  Unofficial transcript uploaded by the applicant

    •  3 letters of reference submitted by individuals chosen by the applicant

      • (at least two should be clinical)

  • Be a citizen of the United States

  • Graduation from an ACOE accredited school / college of optometry

  • Pass all three parts of NBEO (official scores will be sent to ORMatch from NBEO)

  • Interview at Jesse Brown & Hines VA  (may be virtual for 2021)

Please note that we accept applications through

February 1, 2021

Available Interview Dates 2021:

Note interviews in 2021 will be virtual

January 11, 14, 21, 26, 28

February 2, 4, 8, 11, 18, 23, 25

 

This program is an equal opportunity residency program (employer).

To request more information or to schedule an interview please email Dr. Jennifer Brown at:
Jennifer.Brown1befc6@va.gov.

Contact us:

Jennifer Brown, OD, FAAO

Residency Coordinator 

Jennifer.Brown1befc6@va.gov

Charles Kinnaird, OD, FAAO

Co-Director Ocular Disease

Chief of Optometry Section

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

Charles.Kinnaird@va.gov

Peter Russo, OD, FAAO, Diplomate

Co-Director Low Vision Rehabilitation 

Hines VA Blind Rehabilitation Service 

Peter.Russo2@va.gov

Tel:  312-569-7505

Fax: 312-569-7547

Jesse Brown VAMC

820 S Damen Ave

Chicago IL 60612

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