ophthalmology

  1. O

    Applying to Multiple Fellowships in Ophthalmology (SF Match)

    Hi all, I am a current PGY3 in ophthalmology and I had a question in regards to fellowship applications. I am kind of torn on what to apply to: I am currently deciding between glaucoma, anterior segment/cornea/glaucoma. I want glaucoma experience but do not know how much refractive/anterior...
  2. M3HopingForAnswers

    Questions on the medical side of ophthalmology and career

    Hey all! Planning on applying ophtho in '21-'22, but I'm without a home program at a mid-to-low tier school in the southeast. It's been hard to spend much time outside of a few days shadowing here and there, especially with the pandemic. So I figured to bring a few questions to the table here...
  3. M

    Pre-Residency Ophthalmology Research Options

    Hi everyone! Current MS4 who did not have the opportunity to match this year into Ophthalmology. Looking into doing a research year or pre-residency fellowship. I already know about both Utah and Bascom Palmer Ocular Pathology Fellowships. I would like to know if there are any other research...
  4. B

    Study partner needed for ABO ophthalmology oral boards March 2021

    Hi! Thought this might be a good place for those who are looking for study partners for the ABO oral ophthalmology boards to link up. Specifically, I’m looking for a study partner for the March 2021 board exam date. We can “sess” each other out to see if we’d be a good pairing with regard to...
  5. D

    Position Available University of Utah Ocular Pathology/Research Fellowship

    This post is regarding the University of Utah Ocular Pathology/Research Fellowship positions for 2021-2022. A year ago, I was shocked and terrified when I discovered I did not match into an Ophthalmology residency. I was lucky to have great advisors who directed me towards a pre-residency...
  6. Piglet2020

    Matching competitive residency with low 220s Step 1?

    Hi all, I’ve been interested in ophtho since MS1 and unfortunately my step 1 is way below my practices (tanked real deal mid-pandemic). Got a 22x I dont think these standardized tests are my strong suit.. I go to a midtier MD school on East coast and don’t mind location when it comes to...
  7. M

    Anesthetic preferences in cataract surgery?

    Hi there, I'm trying to get an idea of fellow ophthalmologists surgical preferences with cataract. Trying to work out which anesthesia method is most popular and I've devised a <5min survey. Could anyone please fill it out: A very short survey of anesthetic preferences in cataract cases Thank...
  8. B

    Success stories/failed attempts on switching to ophthalmology?

    I just wanted to ask if anyone on here has switched/tried to switch from another specialty into ophthalmology? Or have they heard of anyone to do so? I couldn't find many stories about this online, and I was hoping to get a little bit of insight. I would appreciate it!!
  9. bangity

    Virtual Reality in Medicine and Surgery (Free Educational VR360 Resources)

    Hi all, My name is Bang Quach. I am a 4th year Oral & Maxillofacial resident at University of Florida-Jacksonville. The VRiMS is a new training program for residents/trainees that utilize VR Headsets (360 videos) recorded using the Insta360 camera, using YouTube as a host, and viewed using the...
  10. Farinata

    Crowdsourcing the BCSC ophthalmology Anki deck!

    I started the r/OphthalmologyAnki to ultimately build a dream deck: The BCSC ophtho deck for residents. (2019-2020 version) I am calling for anyone who is willing to help: medical students with dedication to ophthalmology, med 4/interns who matched to ophthalmology, ophtho residents, fellows...
  11. Farinata

    Crowdsourcing the BCSC ophthalmology deck!

    I started the r/OphthalmologyAnki to ultimately build a dream deck: The BCSC ophtho deck for residents. (2019-2020 version) I am calling for anyone who is willing to help: medical students with dedication to ophthalmology, med 4/interns who matched to ophthalmology, ophtho residents, fellows...
  12. Guitarstring

    Applying to ophthalmology and COVID-19

    My program director asked me to share this letter from the AUPO on SDN. I have not used this site much, so apologies if this is posted in the wrong section. Basically, we want to encourage people to apply to ophthalmology i.e. don't be discouraged by the Covid-19 situation. Many programs are...
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    Call bag

    Call bag and residents have a love-hate relationship, mostly hate, but love it when the call bag has exactly what i need at 2am while covering another hospital Trying to find a good all around backpack to haul all that Ophtho gear and I'm interested in knowing what some residency programs...
  14. Z

    Ophthalmology Pre-residency research fellowship position for 2020-2021

    Hello everyone, Another year’s match has come and gone. Everyone should be proud of your achievements so far, regardless of outcomes. For those who may not have a plan set up for next year, we would like you to know about a great opportunity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...
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    MD Confused MSIII looking for advice

    Long time lurker, first post. Confused MSIII at a mid-tier state MD-school, trying to narrow down what to pursue. I'm currently towards the beginning my 3rd year so haven't finished all my clerkships yet. I had my surgery clerkship (HP) and wasn't the biggest fan but I think it may attributed to...
  16. Piglet2020

    Ophthalmology (and others) interest - step score?

    Hello, I’m a MS2 and I’ll be taking step next summer. I know ophthalmology is a competitive specialty (~240 avg step) but I think it’s something I’m really passionate about. (Even reading research articles on ophthalmology = fun for me, could be a sign this is my calling?? Never got bored...
  17. M

    Ophthalmology Mentoring and Residency Pipeline for Underrepresented Students

    Are you an aspiring eye surgeon -- or do you simply want to learn more about ophthalmology? The AAO | AUPO Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring program is accepting applications through June 15! Apply online: bit.ly/2019-minority-mentoring The purpose of the program is to help students who are...
  18. M

    Ophthalmology Mentoring and Residency Pipeline for Underrepresented Students

    Are you an aspiring eye surgeon -- or do you simply want to learn more about ophthalmology? The AAO | AUPO Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring program is accepting applications through June 15! Apply online: bit.ly/2019-minority-mentoring The purpose of the program is to help students who are...
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    [NEED ADVICE PLEASE] Possibility of matching into Ophthalmology with a 236 on step 1

    Hi everyone, I am an M3 (just started my first clinical rotation last week) and I have been interested in ophthalmology since before medical school. I recently received my step1 score and was pretty devastated to see that I got a 236. I am now trying to decide if I need to give up on...
  20. A

    Looking to buy Volk Digital Wide Field or Volk Superfield lenses

    Looking to buy Volk Digital Wide Field or Volk Superfield lenses for ophthalmology/optometry. Thanks.
  21. B

    Private Practice in Ophthalmology

    I am interested in Ophthalmology, but I saw on medscape that the majority of ophthalmologists in 2018 were self employed (I think it was something like 70%). This seems like an absurdly high number given that only 25% of physicians in total are self employed. I also couldn't seem to find any...
  22. M

    Refraction: are your program's residents good at it?

    This sounds silly but I know residents from my program (& from friends in other programs) are not comfortable AT ALL with refraction. Yet this is essential... so I'd like hear from anyone involved in a residency where the majority of residents are not only proficient but are strong in...
  23. O

    MD Ophthalmology Pre-Residency Fellowship

    SDNers-- I just wanted to inform you all of a new fellowship position being offered to medical students or MDs. Be sure to check this one out (especially for those of you who didn't match this time around or have a gap year). Pre-Residency Fellowship at Pacific Clear Vision Institute Dr. Bala...
  24. PhysicianRec

    UMass is hiring: Academic Glaucoma Specialist

    My name is Adriana Dietlin, one of UMass Memorial Medical Group's In-House Physician Recruiters. Here at UMass, we are always looking to network, recruit and directly hire Physicians from all specialties. Below is one of our current openings within the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual...
  25. M

    Does the medical school you attend matter when it comes to matching into competitive specialities?

    I am interested in possibly applying to some of the more competitive specialities (ophthalmology or dermatology) for residency. I was wondering if the prestige of the medical school I attend has an effect on my chances of matching (assuming I have good step scores).
  26. Piglet2020

    Aiming too high? (Competitive specialty too competitive)

    Hey friends, I’m an MS1 trying to figure out my interests. Let me just start off saying I find IM, rads, & ophtho interesting. However, I’m worried that I’m aiming a bit too high since I realized just how competitive ophthalmology & radiology are... I’m by no means at the top of my class (or...
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    Oral boards study material (2018)

    Hi all, I'm looking to sell my Ophthalmology Oral Boards review books: Clinical Vignettes: Current price $200 on Amazon (price varies with availability) Friedmans case reviews: Current price $58 on Amazon They are spiral bound for easy reading and in new/unmarked condition. I'll sell...
  28. emgy

    Glaucoma Fellowship Application (apply 2018, start 2019)

    Anyone else out there applying to glaucoma fellowship? I thought I would start a thread. It is hard to know a ton about each program so if anyone has anything to add/share please do! Bascom Palmer Palm Beach (email 9/7) Interview Date: Nov 9 Boston (email 8/25) Interview Dates Sept 29, Oct 20...
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    Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery Fellowship at WashU in St. Louis

    In the last several years, glaucoma fellowships have become much more popular. Much of this attributable to the rapid pace of innovation of surgical procedures and devices (MIGS/etc) in the management of glaucoma. Traditional glaucoma fellowships were tube/trab heavy +/- phaco. Today there is a...
  30. M

    Ophtho Program director involvement (or lack of)

    Hi everyone, I'm at a great clinical ophtho program though very unhappy w/ my PD's lack of involvement. Everyone says he/she is busy but with what? Never see them in our clinics staffing w/ residents. Mostly sees private pts if/when seeing patients at all. Doesn't staff more than a handful of...
  31. D

    Ophthalmology in Wales for an IMG

    I graduated from a medical school in West Africa and am moving to Wales with my husband who'd be working in one of the hospitals there soon. I am yet to get my full registration from GMC but on the pathway of doing so. However, am really interested in specialising in Opthalmology but there's...
  32. Eyelovesurgery

    Surgical Retina Fellowship 2019-2021 (applying 2018)

    With the target date of SF Match approaching, let's start the surgical retina thread for the interview season. Here is a google document (click link) to keep track of interview dates and to share information during the trail. Feel free to add pages and/or edit the existing pages to make this a...
  33. M

    Need Advice : Quit Ophtho, want IM

    Hi there. I guess someone could give me any advice. I am a first year ophthalmology resident. i felt that although this field is interesting,turns out I did not really enjoy it. I'm wondering that Internal Medicine may be a good fit for me. It involves with intensive patient care, it keeps you...
  34. keepontruckin04

    MD Any Canadian U.S. M.D. Graduates Match Ophthalmology?

    Would love to hear from any Canadians who graduated from a U.S. M.D. program and matched ophthalmology in the U.S.
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    Ophthalmology residency application

    Hello, I was just wondering; are we allowed to apply for Ophthalmology and for another residency program simultaneously? For example, apply for Ophthalmology through the SF match and apply for Anesthesiology/Radiology/Neurology/Internal Medicine etc through ERAS? Or does one exclude the...
  36. L

    Ophthalmology residency and transitional/preliminary year application process

    Hello, I'm a med4 IMG student, and I wanted to learn more about the application process for residency in Ophthalmology. Based on what I read: 1) We need to apply for a transitional or preliminary PGY1 year via ERAS, and AT THE SAME TIME apply for an Ophthalmology residency for PGY2 via the SF...
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    Ophthalmology: Paid clinical positions for Pre-Med and Medical School Graduates

    Oregon Retina, LLP has a paid positions available for both: 1. Pre-medical students wishing to gain clinical experience prior to applying for medical school. The position is described on our Eugene, Oregon Craigslist post at Pre-professional student to work as full-time Clinical Assistant 2...
  38. D

    Stereo vision test interpretation

    Hi everyone. Way back before my residency i was tested for binocular vision and my result were Titmus test : 40 seconds of arc Synophthopore : divergent amplitudo 8 A Convergent amplitudo 28 A Do you guys have any idea about my result? Is it normal? Because I have...
  39. M

    Need advice : quit ophtho residency

    Hello. I'm a first year resident in ophtho. Not in the US though. I know all the first year is hard and stuff, but I do have a thought to quit ophtho. The reason is that I don't like and I'm not good doing the microsurgery. I have difficulties seeing with my binocular vision under the...