Ophthalmology Business

MAR 2014

Ophthalmology Business is focused on business topics relevant to the entrepreneurial ophthalmologist. It offers editorial, opinion, and practical tips for physicians running an ophthalmic practice. It is a companion publication of EyeWorld.

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J s T w 16 Ophthalmology Business • March 2014 by Michelle Dalton Contributing Writer Fellowships in academic settings A greater number of potential patients and world-class opportunities to collaborate across subspecialties are benefits for residents considering fellowships in academic settings C hoosing where to pursue a fellow- ship is often a daunting task— as there are "absolutely superb private and academic settings that offer fellow- ships," said Douglas D. Koch, MD, professor and the Allen, Mosbacher, and Law Chair in ophthalmology, Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. The debate between whether or not to choose an academic or private fellowship "is not so much about the type of institution as it is the people you'll work with and the interactions you'll have," said Anat Galor, MD, staff physician, Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami. "Those types of things can only be determined by the physician choos- ing the fellowship." Some ophthalmology specialties benefit more from a fellowship than others, Dr. Koch said—but added the choice to pursue a fellowship is somewhat personal as well. continued on page 18 02-19_OB March 2104_Layout 1 2/19/14 11:07 AM Page 16

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