Ophthalmology employment

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  1. Drinky32

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    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?
    Thanks
     
  2. JMK2005

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    Probably... just like if you go to a "lesser" medical school that you cannot find a residency position and your education "stinks".
     
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    Don't lose hope. You can go to a good residency program and still stink.
     
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    Make sure you get board certified, that would help in finding employment.
     
  5. Andrew_Doan

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    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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