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January 1992

OphthalmologyThe Resident's Perspective

Author Affiliations

From the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(1):37-43. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080130039023

• To determine how and why current residents in ophthalmology chose their medical specialty, we formulated and distributed a questionnaire to all ophthalmology residents in accredited programs. The results of the survey gave insight into not only their decision-making processes in choosing ophthalmology, but also their backgrounds, the factors that were important in choosing their residency program, and their future plans in ophthalmology. A wide variety of factors was involved in the decision to pursue a career in ophthalmology. In addition, we found current residents to be well qualified academically and generally satisfied with their decision to enter ophthalmology.

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