The 2021 YO Info Graduate Edition is one of the most recent additions to how the Young Ophthalmologist Committee tries to support you, our members.
In fact, having gone through similar training programs, we wanted to pass some of the experiences we have accumulated on to you, as you embark on your career as an attending physician.
In a normal year, this is an exciting time, and perhaps stressful and frightening as well. For the first time in a long time, you can make your own choices. Do you want to live in a particular city or a different coast? Do you want to work in an academic setting or private practice? There are a lot of things to consider as you leave training, but you can make those choices yourself for the first time in a long time.
It may be a stressful time but enjoy the transition. Consider time away from work. Consider your transition to a dedicated attending physician, but also back to a three-dimensional person — with a family, or a significant other or at least a hobby!
The YO Info Graduate Edition is meant to make that transition a tad bit easier and offer you reminders and tools to manage the process more seamlessly. We’re here to help and want to welcome you to the club!
James G. Chelnis, MD
YO Info Editorial Board
The Graduate Edition is available as a series of web pages. Tip: To save online articles for future reference, log in with your member account and click "Add to My To-Do List."
How to Prepare for Your First OR Days and Busy Clinic Schedules
7 Key Benefits to Negotiate in Your Contract
5 Tips to Balance Your Career and Parenthood
IOL Matchmaking: Tailoring Lenses to Specific Patients
You Might Be Done With Training, But You’re Never Done Learning
How to Navigate the Written Board
Gain a Seat at the Table: Business Advice for YOs Transitioning Into Practice
What Happens When Patient Care Doesn’t Go According to Plan?
Tamara R. Fountain, MD: Medicine, Leadership and Following Your Curiosity
Pathway to Promotion in Academics
There’s No Better Time: Become an Active Advocate Today