opthalmology

  1. Black Suede

    CWRU (Dean's Scholarship) vs. MCG (Minority Scholarship)

    Hi everyone, thanks in advance for chiming in! I'm very interested in getting different perspectives on this decision, especially from residents, attendings, and possibly PDs, given that Step 1 will be P/F by the time I take it. Some general info about my background/interests/goals: from GA...
  2. 1

    Opthalmology as an IMG

    Hello, non US IMG here. Wanted to ask if opthalmology is an IMG friendly specialty because I haven’t managed to find many statistics of the past years regarding the number of IMGs matching. Is a usmle step 1 score of 240 and decent scores of step 2 CK and CS along with some research done...
  3. C

    IS OPTOMETRY A GROWING FIELD

    My name is crystal. I am thinking about optometrist as a career. I recently gave OAT exam and my score is 310. I wanted to know that how is optometrist as a career because while doing my research I came across a lot of negative student forums in which people said slot of negative things about...
  4. C

    is optometrist still a good profession?

    My name is sonali. I am thinking about optometrist as a career. I recently gave OAT exam and my score is 320 and my gpa is 3.6. i have applied at Oklahoma, Michigan, california and north Carolina. I wanted to know that how is optometrist as a career because while doing my research I came...
  5. E

    Cornea Fellowship 2019-2020 (Applying in 2018)

    I thought I’d start a thread to track interviews invites and dates. Storm Eye Institue/MUSC: (email 8/13) Interview 9/14 Doheny Eye Center/UCLA: (email 8/23) Interview 9/26, 10/18 Ohio State: (email 8/23) Interview 10/19, 10/20 Loma Linda: (email 8/28) Interview 9/10, 9/24, AAO Dean McGee...
  6. G

    shadowing question

    Hi, I am wondering how much shadowing an ophthalmologist would help my application for medical school?
  7. V

    Acceptance Dilemma...

    Would you rather go to a school that has everything you want, but pay out of state tuition? Or would you go to a school you don't particularly like at all if it had in-state tuition? This is my current dilemma. I am currently trying to choose between out of state 'dream' and in state 'eh'...
  8. M

    When is too late to apply to optometry school

    I could use as much help as I can get, thanks everyone!! So, I'm currently in my last year in my undergrad in Ontario,Canada and my GPA isn't the absolute best.. but could be worse. I am planning on applying to Optometry school this year for the September 2018 year, and I know the registration...
  9. _expecto__

    spirometry contraindication-eye surgery

    anyone knows why eye surgery is known to be contraindication for performing spirometry? Is this connected to increasing pressure in thorax and obstructing venous return from head face and neck?
  10. D

    Finding positions or volunteer oppertunites

    Has anyone ever worked or volunteered at an optometry office or a Lenscrafters or Visionworks? I am trying to get a job or even volunteer hours at an optometry office before I go off to optometry school and I would love to hear other people's experiences and how you did that. That would be...
  11. P

    Ophthalmic or Optometric Tech needed in the Dallas, TX area

    - Be able to work up new and established patients o Enter patient information from intake form o Refraction – Manifest and Cycloplegic refraction o VA, CVF, Tonometry (Tonopen/Goldmann), Pupil exam. - Ancillary Testing: HVF, OCT, Lenstar, Pentacam, Fundus Photography and other - Welcome patients...
  12. A

    Virtual Reality Visual Field Test

    I am currently an undergrad student in a Product Innovation course researching opportunities to improve a range of screening and monitoring procedures in eye care. We are considering the potential for a portable, low-cost device to be used to screen and monitor issues related to vision loss –...
  13. D

    Considering optometry or med-school as an aerospace engineer

    Posted in other areas so delete if not allowed. Hello. I am seriously considering med school or optometry but I am looking for advice and others in a similar situation. I currently work at NASA, I have an aerospace engineering degree from the University of Texas. My GPA was not the best, 3.1...
  14. D

    Aerospace Engineer looking at med-school

    Posted in pre-med forum so delete if not allowed. Hello. I am seriously considering med school but I am looking for advice and others in a similar situation. I currently work at NASA, I have an aerospace engineering degree from the University of Texas. My GPA was not the best, 3.1. The day...
  15. D

    Thinking about med school, need advice.

    Hello. I am seriously considering med school but I am looking for advice and others in a similar situation. I currently work at NASA, I have an aerospace engineering degree from the University of Texas. My GPA was not the best, 3.1. The day before I was to go to college in 2009 I found out that...
  16. D

    Early Match and "Regular" match

    I am currently an M3 torn between two specialties for residency - Emergency Medicine and Ophthalmology. I have been searching around for information on applying to early match and regular match at the same time. I have found so many conflicting ideas from like 5-10 years ago. I'd like some...
  17. Kakarrott

    Why does Neuro ophthalmologists paid less than neurologists?

    It seems to me that both do surgeries and both have to work with nerves. Somewhere I have seen that working with nerve and eye is one of the hardest surgeries so I wonder why Neurosurgical average pay range from 350 to 500k pa and neuro opht are average 180 to 220k pa I recently started med...
  18. E

    Advice for a young whippersnapper?

    Hello! I am looking for some advice in terms of what I should do coming out of high school. Young, premature, whatever - I know... but please understand that, albeit very far ahead in the future, ophthalmology is something I'm already very passionate about. For the past few years, I have been...
  19. Z

    Semi-retired ophthalmologist looking for a young partner.

    Semi-retired ophthalmologist looking for young doctor who is looking to join/build his own practice. What you get: - Two office locations in West Hartford and Enfield Connecticut rent free - Access to small existing patient base. - Modest internet advertising budget and website ($200-500 per...
  20. A

    FRCOpth

    Hey, I'm a med student from Pakistan , just wanted to know whats the current situation in UK for pursuing opthalmology specialization , Heard its really tough, is it feasible to go for UK or FCPS here, And what should i do now as a 4th year med student now so that i may have a better chance in...
  21. SpottyGlassware

    What to wear?

    I'll be observing an eye surgery tomorrow morning. It'll be my first time in the OR, so I'm not really sure what to expect, other than the basic "Stay out of the way and don't lock your knees." I'm guessing that I'll be changing into hospital-provided scrubs before the procedure, but I know...
  22. D

    Help Please !!

    I am a freshly graduated doctor in Jordan and i want your point of view on my situation. My goal is to practice ophthalmology. I have 2 choices, one is to stay in Jordan and do a 4-year residency program that is without salary. The residency program is at an army hospital with more than a 100...