Ophthalmology is one of the most satisfying medical professions. This is due in large part to the broad scope of ophthalmic practice, which includes medicine and surgery, treatment of pediatric and adult patients and provision of primary care as well as highly specialized treatment. Also, because of the nature and wide prevalence of eye problems, the patient's relationship with an ophthalmologist continues over many years, often throughout the patient's life.
Most ophthalmologists practice a mixture of medicine and surgery, in various settings, and often in a chosen subspecialty.
This white paper from AUPO's Medical Student Educator Council, and endorsed by both the Academy and AUPO, outlines the topics every medical student should know.
To help medical students continue their ophthalmic studies during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Academy is providing this three-chapter excerpt from Basic Ophthalmology, a key text for primary care residents and physicians. To purchase the full print or eBook, visit the Academy Store.
Join your peers to share resources, highlight key information, and get advice as you move through residency. The Medical Student Community is an online forum for Academy members who are medical students. Access the Community with the same login information you use for the Academy’s website. The first time you access the Community, you will need to register and be approved.
An innovative program helping underrepresented in medicine (UIM) students become competitive ophthalmology residency applicants.
In response to the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on medical education, as well as its potential effects throughout the upcoming interview season and match cycle, AUPO has developed information to assist medical students applying to ophthalmology.
News and advice for residents and ophthalmologists just starting practice.
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