I recently visited Dr David Goldman who practices cataract and refractive surgery in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA and we talked about academic ophthalmology versus private practice. He was previously a faculty member at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute but then decided to pursue his own private practice instead. There is no right or wrong answer and each has its own challenges and benefits. You can even do a hybrid model where you combine both of them into your work week. Dr Goldman brings a wealth of knowledge from both sides of practicing and he has some important pointers which may help you make a decision for your future career. Plus we have a bonus tour of his clinic in this video.