Young Ophthalmologist Program

Residents' workshops - Monday June 28, 0830-1215

Join us for lunch, 1215-1330!

New this year! Young Ophthalmologist (YO) workshops are designed to help new residents transition from training to practice. Workshops are tailored for residents and ophthalmologists in their first few years of practice and are endorsed by the COS Residents' committee. These workshops also provide an opportunity to meet and talk with other young ophthalmologists. Sign up for the workshops and then join COS board and staff for lunch.

Cognitive errors in medicine

Monday June 28, 0830-1000, Room 204AB

Moderator: David Zackon

The majority of the mistakes that we make in medicine are not due to lack of knowledge, but rather due to errors and biases. These biases are inherent in the thinking processes we use to make judgments and decisions in uncertain situations, in both non-medical issues of everyday life, and in diagnostic and therapeutic deliberations. This workshop will consider several of the common judgmental errors we make in medicine, as well as methods to recognize and mitigate these errors.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • identify potential psychological biases which impair clinical judgment, decision making and diagnostic reasoning and will learn compensatory strategies
  • describe the psychological factors which impair our ability to critically evaluate and interpret research literature.

Starting/Joining a Medical Practice

Monday June 28, 1045-1215, Room 204AB

Moderator: Brian E. Cummings

This session provides ophthalmology residents with all the basic principles involved in starting or joining a practice. Residents and young ophthalmologists will learn the essentials in setting up a medical practice and discuss issues such as staffing and human resources, guidelines for medical records, association and partnership agreements.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • list the steps involved in establishing one's professional team
  • evaluate practice options
  • understand the importance of appointment scheduling and communication systems
  • articulate the requirements for licensing and billing