The National Association of VA Optometrists (NAVAO) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1977. Our Board and Committee Members are all volunteers.
The objectives of the NAVAO are to encourage and promote the best possible primary eye and vision care for our nation’s Veterans and to promote the education, training, professional growth, and welfare of optometric staff, research/clinical fellows, residents, and students.
The NAVAO is also dedicated to fostering camaraderie and professional development among VA optometrists. Any VA staff, attending, consultant, research/clinical fellow, resident optometrist, or any other optometrist having an interest in VA optometry is eligible for membership.
NAVAO Annual Virtual Residency Fair Series
Fourth Year Optometry Students join us for the First NAVAO Annual Virtual Residency Fair Series!
Each Virtual Fair session will cover:
- benefits of VA residency programs
- testimonials from last year’s resident class
- highlights of a VA Optometry career
- breakout sessions for each residency program’s coordinators and/or current residents to connect with YOU (the 4th year students)
You will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the residency programs of your interest!
There are four dates in the virtual fair series. Each date is based on the geographic location of the residency site. Please register in advance for any date that has a residency program you are interested in (see complete list here). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
East Programs #1
Date: Nov 9, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Date: Nov 15, 2022 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Date: Dec 12, 2022 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
East Programs #2
Date: Dec 15, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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