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Resident Edition 2013

Pearls From a Program Director: Maximize YOur Training to be a Success
Welcome to ophthalmology residency, during which you’ll build the foundation for your career and forge lifelong friendships. Residents and faculty cite effective time management and a positive attitude as the most important ingredients for success. Below are their favorite tips and examples.

Learning the Lingo: Ophthalmic Abbreviations
Given the amount of abbreviations in the ophthalmic lexicon, one might think ophthalmologists speak purely in code. To help you avoid the confusion, this cheat sheet includes more than 100 basic abbreviations that you’ll need to know.

The World Is Run By Those Who Show Up
You now have your BCSC series, your lenses and your Wills Eye Manual and are ready to start stamping out blindness and live happily ever after, right? The Academy and the Young Ophthalmologist (YO) Committee now need you to help us keep it that way and become advocates today.

2013-2014 OKAP Exam Reading Schedule
To assist your studies, here's a BCSC reading schedule starting during the second week of the 2013-2014 academic year and finishing in late February 2014. This will leave you about a month to review other material and work on questions.

How to Conduct an Eight-Point Ophthalmology Exam
Getting called to the ER in the middle of the night, you will be working in less than ideal environments more times than not. Here are some pointers for the standard eight-point exam, with tips for when you are on call.

Top 10 Ophthalmology Written Board/OKAP Review Resources
To help ensure that you perform your best on the OKAPs and written boards, here are several preparation resources to add to your ophthalmic library, including both print and online sources to bookmark.

Ophthalmic Drops 101
To help you get a quicker start to understanding the eyedrops you need while on call, here is a list of the most common drops and some clinical pearls.

Top 10 Pearls on How to Survive Being on Call
From reading glasses to a call bag, here are 10 tips for providing the best care possible during late-night calls.

Top 10 Eye Emergencies
A photo guide to some of the most common eye emergencies you’ll treat.

Get Your Ducks in A Row – The Resident's Timeline
In addition to the clinical and didactic rigors of residency training, there are a number of key events throughout the year. Here's a list of the more common occasions that shape the rhythmic cycle of the academic calendar.

Management Outline for Common Ophthalmic Conditions
Learning the ophthalmic exam while being immediately thrust into a clinic setting is stressful.  Many questions need to be asked and answered. Here's a cheat sheet to help you memorize some of the details and minimize the questions.

David W. Parke II, MD

YO Info Editorial Board Chair
Natasha L. Herz, MD

YO Info Editorial Board
James G. Chelnis, MD
Lauren A. Eckstein, MD, PhD
Janice C. Law, MD
Elizabeth Yeu Lin, MD
Lisa M. Nijm, MD, JD
David E. Vollman, MD, MBA

YO Committee Chair
Robert F. Melendez, MD, MBA

Secretary for Member Services
Tamara R. Fountain, MD

Academy Staff
Neeshah Azam
Gail Schmidt