Hello all I was wondering how difficult it would be for an ophthalmologist in private practice to obtain a position at an academic center. I finished my cornea fellowship 5 years ago this summer and have been in private practice ever since. It may just be that I've been unfortunate with the groups I've joined but I am currently in my second group and I have not been very happy these past 5 years. There are many reasons for my unhappiness, and I'm beginning to wonder if I'd be happier in academics. I really miss the academic environment. I miss discussing interesting cases with other doctors. I miss grand rounds. I really enjoy teaching and would love to educate residents and medical students. I would really like to be just a corneal specialist again and handle the difficult cornea cases. I still do some cornea surgery but near the amount I'd like to. The major flaw in my background I feel would be my lack of research experience. I helped write a case report in residency and one more in fellowship. But have no other research to speak of. Research never really interested me during training but now I'm wondering if I'd enjoy it more than think. Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated. A cornea position has opened up where I did my fellowship and I am seriously considering making a change. .