Seeking Optometrists to Serve Overseas
Grow a New Generation of Optometrists in New Nations
VOSH/International, in collaboration with the Brien Holden Vision Institute Public Health Division and supported by Optometry Giving Sight, announces a new initiative in building optometric education worldwide. We invite North American ODs to serve in emerging optometric institutions as faculty and program development assistants. This is a fantastic opportunity for those just entering the profession; those who are transitioning to retirement; or those looking for a new adventure. VOSH/International will review applications with final selection and placement by the Brien Holden Vision Institute.
We are seeking optometrists with 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. The successful candidate will be required to assume the position for a minimum duration of one year (reviewable) and relocate within a reasonable time once a position becomes available. VOSH/International will review applications with final selection and placement by the Brien Holden Vision Institute.
If you have a 4-year Doctorate degree in Optometry (residency completion preferred) and a desire to support emerging optometry education and share knowledge in developing countries, you are VOSH CORPS material.
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 34-43K depending on credentials.
Dr. Ben Konig is the second VOSH Corps OD to serve at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, following Dr. Manning and successfully continuing the VOSH Corps Program in Managua.
The first graduating class at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, October 2016