Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the Eye Institute

Pediatric Optometry Residency Training Program

The pediatric optometry residency training program at Children’s Wisconsin provides advanced clinical education in various pediatric ocular and vision problems, focusing on patient management and treatment. The residency program provides a comprehensive experience in a collaborative optometry/ophthalmology academic health center setting.

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Pediatric Optometry Residency Training Program Information

This residency emphasizes pediatric primary eye care in a collaborative ophthalmology/optometry hospital-based practice.

Residents will gain advanced competence in the following areas:

  • Strabismus
  • Amblyopia
  • Refractive error
  • Common anterior and posterior segment diseases

Program dates:

July 1st through June 30th

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Statement of Goals
Strengthen the resident’s expertise in management of pediatric vision problems and common ocular disease.
Enhance the resident’s examination skills in pediatric patients.
Develop the resident’s appreciation for scholarly activity.
Exposure to wide variety of cases, including high complexity
Opportunity to co-manage with various specialists

Academic and Didactic:
Attend pediatric and other topical lectures
Attend weekly case conference
Weekly article/journal discussion with faculty

Expected to complete 3 scholarly works
o Combination of poster(s) (presented at approved meeting that meets requirements for AAO Fellowship)
and case report(s) (at least 1 case report required)
o Examples of acceptable scholarly work completion: 1 case report and 2 posters; 2 case reports and 1 poster;
or 3 case reports
Expected to present at Residency Day at UMSL College of Optometry
Eligibility Criteria
3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale
Graduated from an ACOE accredited school or college of optometry
Passed all parts of NBEO, including TMOD
Wisconsin optometry license upon matriculation
Resident Application Procedures

Please submit application materials through OR Match. For any questions, please e-mail Program Supervisor Jamie Weiser, OD at jweiser@mcw.edu.

OR Match Website

Meet our Current Pediatric Optometry Resident

Current Resident:

Alexandra Beachnau, OD
Illinois College of Optometry 2020

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Pediatric Optometry Residency Training Facilities

Pediatric optometry residents will rotate through these three eye clinic locations.


Children's Wisconsin Clinics

8920 W. Connell Ct.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Located next door to Children's Wisconsin on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus.


Children's Wisconsin New Berlin Clinic

4855 S Moorland Rd.
New Berlin, WI 53151
Located off I-43 and Moorland Rd. in New Berlin.


Children's Wisconsin Mequon Clinic

1655 W Mequon Rd.
Mequon, WI 53092
Located just west of I-43 at the intersection of Mequon Rd. and Market St. in Mequon.

Contact for Residency Programs

Ophthalmology Residency

Contact information for the ophthalmology residency program at MCW

SF Match Program Office - (415) 561-8535


MCW Ophthalmology Residency Program Director

Andrea L. Stahulak, MD


Medical Education Coordinator

Leslie Bencivenga



Residency Program Inbox



SF Match Website

Pediatric Optometry Residency

Contact information for the pediatric optometry residency program with MCW and Children's Wisconsin

OR Match Program Office (800)-461-6322


MCW and Children's Wisconsin Pediatric Optometry Residency Program Director

Jamie Weiser, OD


OR Match Website