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The Buzz | May/June '21

The Buzz

TO APPLY | WIO URiM Scholarship

Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) will provide one scholarship to a woman who is an underrepresented in medicine (URiM) ophthalmology resident to attend its 2021 Summer Symposium. The URiM scholarship includes complimentary registration to the Summer Symposium, taking place August 26–29 on Amelia Island, and a monetary stipend toward travel and lodging expenses. A one-page personal statement and CV are required for consideration, and applicants must be current WIO members. The deadline to apply is July 14.

TO WATCH | Academic Global Ophthalmology

On the latest episode of Breakfast With Wills Eye, host Zeba A. Syed, MD, sits down with Brenton D. Finklea, MD, and John C. Anhalt, MD, to discuss subspecialty care in global ophthalmology and the growth in global ophthalmology fellowships across the country.


EyeRes (eyeres.me) is a new virtual resource founded by medical students and designed to help provide necessary information and resources to those applying to ophthalmology residency. On the EyeRes website, applicants can read profiles of current ophthalmology residents and learn about their experiences in the 2020-2021 application cycle, their perspectives on mentorship, and more. In its next initiative, EyeRes will highlight individual residency programs with insights from faculty members and residents into what makes each institution unique.

TO LISTEN | AI’s Role in Individualized Medicine

On Ophthalmology off the Grid, host Blake Williamson, MD, MPH, connects with Andy Corley and Eric Topol, MD, the Founder of Scripps Research Translational Institute, to discuss AI’s role in individualized medicine. Listen to the podcast or watch the webcast to check out their thoughts on how doctors can synonymously embrace technological advances and provide a more empathetic approach with patients.