ophthalmology

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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...
  2. 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...
  3. B

    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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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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    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...
  8. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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    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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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).
  14. 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...
  16. 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...
  18. 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...
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    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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  27. 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...
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    Ophthalmology Match 2018-2019

    Getting closer to that time, figured I'd start this. Also started a new google sheet! (copy and paste but replace the two * with .) docs*google*com/spreadsheets/d/1DCcmc4cQ8cdb27AcDIA_IH6vHg-MYvRDPabmmuxEfi0/edit?usp=sharing For last years sheet...
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    What are my chances in ophthalmology?

    Hello, This is my first post on this forum, I have been a long time watcher. I would appreciate any advice you guys can give me. I am a non-traditional student who is interested ophthalmology. I currently go to a low-tier medical school (MD) in the south. I have a 246 on Step 1, probably in...
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    Diagnostic Lenses

    I'm looking for advice on purchasing my first set of slit lamp lenses. As of right now, we are required to purchase a 20D (or other equivalent BIO lens) and a 90D/super field. I am aware of the specs of the different lenses and I'm leaning towards the digital clear field for my BIO lens and the...
  31. B

    Help read doctor handwriting

    I would like to further research on the ophthalmologist's diagnosis but I cannot read some words of the handwriting. Here it is:
  32. O

    Fellowship & Job market?

    I am curious about the correlation between where you go for fellowship and the jobs offered when you start applying? I'm assuming its largely associated with connections (especially within academia), but what about in private practice? I ask because my residency is not exactly where I imagine...
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    MSTP students for Ophthalmology

    Hi, I was just curious how residency programs viewed MSTP students as far as their Step 1 scores. Since they took their step 1 exams theoretically 4-5 years before most regular applicants, do programs factor this in? Or do they basically just have to deal with it haha. I am asking because I am...
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    MS3 late to ophtalmology...?

    Hi Everyone!!! I'm currently an MS3 just finishing my surgery clerkship. I come from a low tier school. I've always wanted to consider ophthalmology as a potential residency, but I've always been scared about the learning curve. Right now, I'm in my late 3rd year and nothing has interested me...
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    Funding Opportunities for Ophtho MD/PhD Candidates?

    Hey all, I'm an MD/PhD looking to head into Ophtho currently in my 2nd year of my PhD and looking for any and all grant writing + funding opportunities to support my research costs. Other than an F30 or F31, many of the funding opportunities I've come across are not available for MD/PhD...
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    Ophthalmology Pre-Residency Fellowship at Pacific Clear Vision Institute: Dr. Ambati

    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...
  37. P

    ophthalmology with limited/no research

    I'm an MS1 interested in ophthalmology and a few other more competitive specialties. The problem is I have 0 interest in research. I'd much rather devote my free time to volunteer activities and hobbies I'm passionate about. I go to a top 20 and many of my classmates are super brilliant and...
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    2018 Match Results Thread

    The calls are coming in today! I am taking the format from last year's thread. If you would like your information to remain anonymous, you may private message your information to me and I will be happy to post it! --Board Scores: Step 1: Step 2: --AOA and class rank: --Reputation of medical...
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    Clinical experience in US for IMG

    Hi guys! This is the first post I'm writing although I have been lurking around SDN for a few years now. I'm in a bit of a situation and would really appreciate some advice. I'm currently a 4th year medical student in Ireland, and would like to apply for the Ophth match when I graduate...
  40. stran1989

    Need Advice for Step 2 CK and Possible Gap Year (M3/M4)

    US Allopathic, M3 Step 1: 228 Experience in ophthalmology spanning 7 years: volunteer vision screening with UCLA in undergrad, ophthalmic tech 2+ years (full-time), pioneered vision screening programs for my community (in CA) and around my medical school (in IL), 1 undergrad publication in...