7 Faculty 2 Comprehensive 1 Neuro 4 Retina 4 Glaucoma 2 Plastics 2 Peds Drs. Moore and Morrison1 NeuroDr. Ellis4 RetinaDrs. Leys, Miller, Kesen, and Ghorayeb4 GlaucomaDrs. Charlton, Gross, Mitchell, and Realini2 PlasticsDrs. Sivak and Nguyen2 PedsDrs. Bradford and Bonsall1 CorneaDr. Wiley
8 Faculty Contact Lens Research Low Vision Drs. Goellner and Pasinski Drs. Odom, Ramamurthy and SokolovLow VisionRebecca Coakley
9 Typical Day 7am – Lecture (Wednesday Grand Rounds) Daytime obligations – Clinic, OR, or VAYearly schedule consists of 2 month blocks of all basic rotationsFirst year: Cornea, Plastics, Neuro x 2, Peds, ConsultsSecond year: VA x 2, Peds, Consults, Retina, PlasticsThird year: VA x 2, Cornea, Retina, Glaucoma x 2
10 Things that matter but you don’t want to ask Salary$54,169-$57,037CallTransitioning to a q6 schedule with first and second years sharing first call and third years as back up (with fellows and faculty)Life outside of workYes, it does exist“Book money”1st year – BCSC series (talks of getting this digitally in the future)2nd year – San Antonio review course (1 wk to prepare for OKAPs)3rd year – AAO (New Orleans in 2017)
11 Things that matter, cont. PerksBorrow lenses during residencyMeal cards – $675 at WVU, $10/day at VA (or, unlimited )Free parkingFree gym in Eye InstituteOphthoquestions.comVacation15 days per year + holidays5 more days available for meetings/conferences3rd year – 5 additional days for interviews
12 VA Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center; ~45 min drive Second and third yearsComprehensive and subspecialty clinics throughout the weekOR days on ThursdayTypically ~7 cataract cases per daySecond years do at least 2 per week
13 Surgical SimulatorCataract and vitreoretinal interfaces
14 Surgical Experience # = Surgeon (#) = Assistant Surgeon Mean ACGME min MeanACGMEminCataract144(241)86Laser76(82)24Cornea5(40)3Refractive2(18)(6)Strabismus65(99)10Glaucoma13(23)Retinal8(83)(10)Other Retinal69(75)Oculoplastics42(159)28Trauma(26)4Total444(875)186(364)# = Surgeon(#) = AssistantSurgeon
19 Morgantown, WV 10 Great Places to Live, 2013 Kiplinger rated Morgantown #7Population: 129,709 (metro area)Unemployment rate: 4.2%Median household income: $42,100Median home value: $161,000What the locals love: Rowing lessons at the boathouse in the city's Wharf District and dining at outdoor cafés along the Mon River Rail-Trail.Even during the economic downturn of , Morgantown was one of the few metropolitan areas in the country that saw job and income growth, thanks mostly to Mylan Pharmaceuticals, a leading manufacturer of generic drugs, and West Virginia University (WVU) and the WVU Healthcare system. The city's unemployment rate remains well below the national average.Morgantown offers a host of cultural activities, from Broadway shows to art exhibitions. Outdoor recreation is abundant. Locals head to the Mon River Rail-Trail to run or bike, or drive 13 miles to Coopers Rock State Forest for 50 miles of hiking trails. Unlike much of West Virginia, Morgantown, located in the north-central part of the Mountain State, is within a few hours' drive of several major cities, including Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. Residents don't need to leave town, though, for good health care. WVU Hospitals are highly rated in specialties including cancer and cardiology.Living alongside 30,000 college students can have its drawbacks. During the school year, traffic through town starts backing up around 2 p.m. And if you're not a fan of Mountaineer football, don't tell. Housing costs in Morgantown are above-average for the state -- expect to pay $200,000 or more for an updated, three-bedroom house. But local property taxes are low. And local schools such as Suncrest Primary and Middle schools, Cheat Lake Elementary and Morgantown High School are top-rated.
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