Today we celebrate our 500th post with keen advice for young doctors.
We did it. We have published a cataract surgery teaching post every day for the last 500 consecutive days. It was not easy. There were vacations, family obligations, professor duties, and a seemingly endless number of patients desiring surgery. There were even wildfires last fall in Los Angeles which forced evacuation from my home for 5 days. Still, we did not miss a single day. And that’s my first bit of advice for young ophthalmologists who wish to maximize their career success: work hard, harder than you ever thought, and be determined to succeed.
By published a video every day, we have shown that Just a few minutes a day is all it takes to sharpen surgical skills and deliver better outcomes for patients. And at the end of the day, it is all about the patients: we want to give them the very best and that means that we need to perform our very best,
This video is full of the best advice that I have for young ophthalmologists who are just starting their long careers. The advice is sage and the insight is keen, but there is no substitute for drive, determination, and plain old hard work.
Click below to hear this advice for young doctors and please leave a comment with your own suggestions: