Introductions and first dates are a funny thing — you get one shot to make an impression, to pique interest, to start a relationship.
What if you have lettuce in between your teeth or toilet paper stuck to your shoe? So many things can go sideways, it can be hard to keep track. Don’t you wish you had someone in your ear leading you in the right direction, lending the confidence you need to get through the sweaty handshake and awkward pauses?
Well, you’re in luck, because at YO Info, “warm comforting embrace” is our middle name.
You’ll start to see what we mean as you read through this Resident Edition of YO Info and realize that you CAN do this! You CAN get through long nights of call and Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program (OKAP®) test prep, learning the language that is ophthalmology and building a foundation for your career. We want to hold you up to the light, because you’re special and we believe in you!
Throughout the year, you’ll see us publish our YO Info newsletter, along with articles and pearls on the Academy’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds and on our website. Just look out for the #AAOYO hashtag or head to aao.org/yo.
Have secrets you wish we would unlock for you? Just let us know! We look forward to hearing from you and watching you grow from a wide-eyed resident on your first rotation to the strutting eye surgeon you were born to be!
The Resident Edition is available as a series of web pages or as a single PDF. Tip: To save online articles for future reference, log in with your member account and click "Add to My To-Do List." Download and print the PDF if you prefer a paper copy.
“Dear Dr. Jake”: A Practical Advice Column for Residents
Top 12 Vision-Threatening Diagnoses
Resident’s Timeline and Essential To-Do List
IOLs: These Aren’t Your Grandma’s Lenses ... or Maybe They Are?
Refraction 101: Go Forth and Refract
Drop It Like It’s Hot: Common Eye Drops and Options
OCT: How It Works and When to Use It
Organic Politics and Local Produce
5 Tips for Yoga and Mindfulness at Work