• Dr. Ryan Corte

Is an Optometry Residency Worth It? | Pros and Cons of Optometric Residency | Ryan Reflects

Is an optometry residency worth it? Honestly, every optometry student eventually asks themselves this very question.


Optometry residency adds an extra year to your clinical training, is intense, and does not pay well. So why even do one?


In this video, I provide you with 6 pros and 5 cons of doing an optometric residency as well as share with you a secret every optometry student needs to know!


Video outline:

  • 0:00 Introduction to optometry residency.

  • 0:53 Pro 1 - Experience.

  • 1:21 Pro 2 - Specialization.

  • 1:54 Pro 3 - Mentors.

  • 2:59 Pro 4 - Connections.

  • 3:49 Pro 5 - Access.

  • 4:29 Pro 6 - Confidence.

  • 4:51 Con 1 - Lost income.

  • 5:49 Con 2 - Postponing paying off student loans.

  • 6:22 Con 3 - Delays taking a full-time opportunity.

  • 7:19 Con 4 - Wrong specialization?

  • 8:34 Con 5 - Sacrifice (hard work for little pay)

  • 9:26 A secret about optometry residency

  • 10:22 What do you think about optometric residencies?

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