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VOSH seeks ODs to educate overseas

August 8, 2013

VOSH/International, in collaboration with the Brien Holden Vision Institute Public Health Division and supported by Optometry Giving Sight, announced a new initiative in building optometric education worldwide. They are inviting North American ODs to serve in emerging optometric institutions as faculty and program development assistants. Candidates will be progressively inducted in the teaching activities.

Optometrists should have an interest in the academia required for recently established optometry programs aimed at addressing the human resource needs of eye care delivery in developing countries. Candidates are required to assume the position for a minimum of two years and relocate within a reasonable time once positions become available.

VOSH/International will review applications with final selection and placement by the Brien Holden Vision Institute. Criteria include: doctorate degree in optometry, residency completion preferred, and a desire to support emerging optometry education and share knowledge in developing countries.

Selected candidates receive a stipend to cover expenses, housing, relocation travel, health insurance, and return travel to home country per year of contract. The overall package ranges from $34,000 to 43,000 depending on credentials.

Those interested may forward their credentials to voshcorps@vosh.org. For additional information, visit www.vosh.org or www.brienholdenvision.org.

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