WIO News

Message from the WIO President

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I want to tell you how much I am looking forward to seeing you in Williamsburg, VA, at the Kingsmill Resort for our annual meeting August 11-14! Sarwat Salim MD and the Summer Symposium Committee have created an outstanding program. When you attend this meeting you will expand your ophthalmology knowledge, learn leadership skill, and network with many strong accomplished ophthalmologists. Only have one day free? Look on the meetings page for a special offer for those who might only be able to come for only one day. We believe that the people who come to the meeting really understand…

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Women and Their Role in Ophthalmology

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In general, it is very easy to look at people around us and draw conclusions about large groups. I believe this phenomenon is reflected in people who are practicing ophthalmology or were trained in ophthalmology. Certainly my experience with female ophthalmologists exemplifies this phenomenon. At the risk of dating myself, I will share that I completed my fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus in 1983. I had the privilege to know one woman who was an ophthalmologist during my residency. At the time I started my residency, there were two other women. At the annual AAO meeting, it was very…

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Choose Your Own Adventure: 6 Tips for Career and Life Fulfillment

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I was inspired by the JAMA article “The Other Generation” to think about what matters to me in my career and in my life. In the article, the authors envision a conversation from the standpoint of 3 doctors: one in training, one midcareer, and a senior internist. The messages may hold true for each generation, but also can carry messages for ophthalmologists of any age, at any career point. These are in order of importance to me based on life experience, and perhaps they will speak to you as well. Medicine to be fun Let’s face it. We all spend…

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