Career Development Resources

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Gain access to advice, insight and personal guidance from leaders in eye and vision research through curated audio recordings. Topics include professional development, career guidance, and best practices of interest to basic and clinical trainees and clinician-scientists.

Some recordings are extensions of the highly regarded Pizza and Breakfast with the Expert sessions held at ARVO Annual Meetings. New recordings will be added as they become available.

Career resources

All of life is a negotiation

Lilly Marks – Vice President for Health Affairs for the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

In interview format, Lily Marks provides key advice from her 2015 WEAVR Luncheon presentation on the art of Negotiation.

Advice for international medical professionals 

Practical Advice for foreign-trained Medical Professionals

Arun D. Singh, MD, FARVO – Director, Department of Ophthalmic Oncology, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Singh provides advice for international medical professionals applying for an ophthalmology residency in the United States of America.

Topics for clinician scientists

Connecting Clinical Practice and Research

Thomas W. Gardner, MD, MS, FARVO - Retina and Uveitis, Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Healthy Eyes Taubman Scholar, Associate Chair, Research, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Dr. Gardner talks about the continuum between clinical practice and research.

Developing a Career as a Clinician Scientist

Henry J. Kaplan, MD, FARVO – William H. and Blondina Evans Chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky.

Dr. Kaplan describes keys to success in the clinician scientist career path.

Can I still have it all? How to successfully combine clinical ophthalmology and research and still be fully funded in 2015

Randy H. Kardon, MD, PhD, FARVO - Pomerantz Family Chair in Ophthalmology, Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service, Director, Iowa City VA Center of Excellence for Prevention and Treatment of Visual Loss, Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa

Dr. Kardon gives advice about combining clinical research with clinical practice and obtaining funding.

Being and Becoming a Clinician Scientist

Joel S. Schuman, MD, FARVO - Distinguished Professor & Chairman of Ophthalmology, Eye & Ear Foundation Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology, Director, UPMC Eye Center, Director, Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration, Professor, Bioengineering, Professor, Clinical and Translational Science, Glaucoma and Cataract Service, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Dr. Shuman talks about the level of commitment required to be a successful clinician scientist.