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Ophthalmology employment

Discussion in 'Young Ophthalmologists' started by Drinky32, May 14, 2007.

  1. Drinky32


    May 14, 2007
    Hi everyone
    An ophthalmologist I know told me that if you train in a "lesser" residency program you cannot find a job when you are done and your training "stinks".
    Is this true?
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  3. JMK2005

    JMK2005 Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 3, 2004
    Probably... just like if you go to a "lesser" medical school that you cannot find a residency position and your education "stinks".
  4. orbitsurgMD

    orbitsurgMD Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 27, 2005
    Don't lose hope. You can go to a good residency program and still stink.
  5. Louisville04

    Louisville04 Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 8, 2005
    Make sure you get board certified, that would help in finding employment.
  6. Andrew_Doan

    Andrew_Doan Doc, Author, Entrepreneur Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Oct 1, 2002
    San Diego, CA
    This is true. However, if you're willing to live in more rural areas and states with fewer ophthalmologists, then you should have an easier time finding a job. Alternatively, you can always start your own practice in these smaller towns of 100,000 people or so. I think these places are the best areas to "grow" a practice.

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