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posted Aug 15, 2012, 3:13 PM by Hajir Dadgostar

The Ophthalmic Assistant Training Program (OATP) at the Jules Stein Eye Institute is seeking applicants for the 2012-2013 academic year.    


The OATP is an eight-month program leading to certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant.  It is offered for nonphysicians who want to participate in the care of ophthalmic patients, and is designed to enable the student to perform selected diagnostic tests and assist ophthalmologists in the examination and evaluation of their patients.  The OATP also prepares the student for the examination leading to certification as an Ophthalmic Assistant offered through the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).  The program is open to any qualifying non-physician in ophthalmic patient care in the Southern California area.  The student must be sponsored by an ophthalmologist who can provide supervised practical experience for a minimum of one year.  Students are eligible to take the JCAHPO certification examination following successful completion of the OATP.


Applications must be received by September 1, 2012.


For additional information and application materials, please visit the JSEI website at:


Questions? Contact Program Director Jackie Sanguinet at or (818) 636-7924.