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  • 2024 YO Info Resident Edition

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    2023 YO Info Resident EditionFull 2024 Resident Edition (all articles in a single PDF 770 KB)

    Welcome to ophthalmology residency! We are thrilled you chose this wonderful, rewarding and enriching specialty in medicine. In this year’s YO Info Resident Edition, you will find articles to help set the foundation of your ophthalmology knowledge, help you succeed on call and in the operating room and help you thrive as a resident learner. 

    You are now part of the young ophthalmologist (YO) family. A YO is an Academy member who is currently in training or their first five years of practice. This community and family are here for you — we provide e-newsletters highlighting topics that YOs care about. Make sure you opt in to these newsletters listed below and to other important Academy communications. If you don’t get the emails, you will miss out on vital news and advice that can augment your success.

    Enjoy your time as a resident. It is a unique experience in which you will learn how to be an ophthalmologist, a surgeon, an advocate and a lifelong learner.

    Members have free access to Academy tools and resources as well as email communications that are especially important to YOs:

    • YO Info provides articles about starting your career, clinical pearls and other relevant issues curated by and written for young ophthalmologists.
    • Washington Report Express includes brief updates of the Academy’s Governmental Affairs activities.
    • Academy Express highlights clinical content, podcasts, surgical videos and crucial news in a weekly roundup digest.
    • EyeNet® is the Academy’s official magazine and the premier source of credible clinical news.
    • Practice Management Express provides coding, billing and financial management information.

    To opt in to Academy communications, visit aao.org/optin. Log in with your email and password if prompted. The communication consent page will display for you to check the consent box.

    Evan Silverstein, MD
    YO Info Editorial Board Chair

    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.

    Being an Educator Starts Now

    4 Tips to Triage and Treat a Corneal Ulcer

    How to Leverage Social Media as a Resident

    Tackling a Clinical Case You Have Never Seen Before

    5 Tips to Find Your Niche

    Building a Top-Notch Ophthalmology Consult Fanny Pack

    12 Vision-Threatening Diagnoses to Recognize

    ‘I Didn’t See That Coming!’: 5 Dangerous and Unexpected Diagnoses

    4 Tips to Do More in the OR

    Slit Lamp 101: 3 Tips to See Clearly

    BCSC: Tips to Make It Work for You