Residency Program

This 54 week residency program is intended to provide advanced optometric training with special emphasis on evaluation and management in the areas of Cornea, External Disease, Post-Operative Surgical Care, and Medical Contact Lens Fitting. Patient care will take place in the office of Sarah Bell, O.D. and Sudeep Pramanik, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S. in York, PA and Towson, MD.

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Residency Name

Mid-Atlantic Cornea Consultants

Basic Information

Program Title:  Residency in Contact Lens and Cornea Disease

Program Type:  Contact Lens and Cornea / Ocular Disease

Program Area of Emphasis:  Cornea and Anterior Segment Disease, Specialty Contact Lens Fitting

Program Site:  Mid-Atlantic Cornea Consultants, York, PA

Program Location:  Private Clinic

Program Address: 

     1600 6th Avenue, Suite 119B, York, PA 17403

     40 York Rd, 5th Floor, Towson, MD, 21204

Phone Number:  (717) 650-6148

Fax Number:  (717) 855-2653


Affiliation:  Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University

Director of Residency Education:  Sarah L. Bell, OD

Program Application Deadline:  February 1

Program URL:


Program Description

Date Program Established:  2019

Accreditation Status:  Non-Accredited – Pending

Combined Residency/Graduate Program:  No

Program Mission Statement:

The mission of this residency program at Mid-Atlantic Cornea is to provide the entry level optometrist with specialized training and mentorship which would allow the resident to evaluate, manage, and treat complicated anterior segment disease.  The resident will become proficient at fitting and evaluating specialty contact lenses, as well as troubleshooting complications which arise from these lenses. The program will encourage the resident to become academically and clinically knowledgeable in advanced anterior segment disease and contact lens fitting, and encourage him/her to share this knowledge as an educator of his/her peers.  This fifty-four week experience will allow the resident to gain the skills necessary to distinguish him/herself competitively for any optometry health care job in the marketplace upon graduation, especially within the niche of specialty contact lens fitting.  The program will allow for a supportive environment such that the resident can be comfortable and efficient in a challenging clinical setting.

Program Length:  54 weeks

Number of Positions Available in Program:  1

Program Starting Date:  Week of July 1

Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:  40 hours per week

Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: 

  • Travel and accommodation to Salus University graduation/Resident’s Day
  • Travel and accommodations to education programs that meet didactic criteria to enrich knowledge in the field of contact lenses and anterior segment disease
  • Medical health insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • State licensure fees for Pennsylvania and Maryland
  • Gas card for travel between office locations
  • Vacation and sick days


Completion Certificate:  Yes

VA Hospital Affiliation:  No


Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title:  Sarah L. Bell, OD, Program Coordinator

Telephone:  (717) 650-6148

Fax:  (443) 927-7515

Email Address:

Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:  Sudeep Pramanik, MD, MBA, FACS, Program Co-Coordinator

Telephone:  (717) 650-6148

Fax:  (443) 927-7515

Email Address:


Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures: 

  • Apply through ORMatch
  • Submit the following application materials directly to the program:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Interest
  • Official Optometry School Transcripts
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from clinical faculty or supervision doctors in externships

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria: 

  • Candidates are evaluated on the basis of clinical and academic competence, interest in the program area, recommendations, and interpersonal skills.
  • In-person working interview – candidate will observe clinic with the program supervisor and co-coordinator during a typical patient day followed by a sit-down interview after patient care
  • Resident candidates will be ranked and assigned according to ORMatch regulations


Program Admission Requirements:

  • Doctor of Optometry degree from an ACOE accredited school or college of optometry
  • Successful completion of Parts I, II, III, and TMOD of the NBEO prior to the beginning of the program
  • Optometric State Licensure in both Pennsylvania and Maryland


Program Application Deadline:  February 1

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