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Young Ophthalmologists (YOs)

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The AAO has a long-term strategy to engage young ophthalmologists and guide them through the many stages of professional life. AAOE shares this commitment by providing YOs with a number of resources to demystify the business aspects of ophthalmology.

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Academy Resources for Young Ophthalmologists (YOs)

YO = Young ophthalmologists in training + those in their first five years in practice.

Visit the Young Ophthalmologist Web Site for Academy resources for YOs. 

Visit the YO Info™ page to read the latest issue of the Young Ophthalmologist's Newsletter:

  • Latest issue: April's issue includes a video report from YOs at the WOC, tips on avoiding Medicare fraud and more.

Catch up on past issues by accessing the YO Info™ Issue Archives.


Highlights from AAOE's 2013 Annual Meeting Program in New Orleans

10 selected courses geared toward YO's include audio and sequenced slides.

2013 Highlights are a member benefit for AAOE and Academy members.

Courses for Young Ophthalmologists

  • Recognizing and Preventing Embezzlement
  • Using Benchmarks and Budgets to Guide your Financial Decisions
  • Investing in New Services: Making Sound Business Decisions
  • HIPAA Privacy and Security: Trends, Developments, and Issues
  • Optical Dispensing: Is It Financially Feasible for Your Practice?
  • Seeking Shelter Under the Hospital Umbrella: From Employment Agreements to Professional Services Agreements
  • The First Few Years of Practice: Some Key Concepts for Young Ophthalmologists
  • Ophthalmology for Non-Clinical Personnel
  • Top 10 Success Tips for your EHR Implementation
  • Training the Front Office Staff.

AAOE Membership For the Young Ophthalmologist

Academy members are automatically enrolled to receive complimentary AAOE membership from residency though first year in practice. Those in their second year and beyond, can join AAOE for $250. AAOE Membership dues are based on a calendar year, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.

AAOE will help you:


Visit the AAOE physician membership page for complete details and to join online or download a faxable application.

For questions regarding AAOE membership, e-mail Yesenia Galvan, AAOE membership representative or call 415.447.0348.