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Do you follow the recommendations you give to your patients? 

  • As often as possible!


What do you think is the most difficult medical practice? The easiest ? 

  • Each specialty has its challenges: impossible, even unfair, to judge the work of others

Would you be friends with your colleagues if you had met them outside of work? 

  • For some, yes.

What do you think is the most important factor for a successful residency in your specialty?  A career in your specialty? 

  • You have to like challenges, technology and adapt quickly: everything changes quickly!

What is the best advice you have received? 

  • We are lucky to do this job and privileged in our society: never forget it when the context is difficult and you want to complain...


Is it true that ophthalmologists have a very good quality of life (this is something I hear often)? 

  • Our work rhythm is different from that of other specialties: we have a high volume of patients during the day: very little (or no?) time for a coffee :) On the other hand, on call, we can postpone several cases at next day, so we probably travel less often than other colleagues. This is, I think, the reason why we always talk about a good quality of life in ophthalmology...


Ophthalmology is recognized as being very competitive to enter the residency program. Do you have any advice ? 

  • Work well in pre-doc and externship :)


How many hours of work per week on average? 

  • 50.


What do you dislike most about your practice? 

  • The sometimes unrealistic expectations of patients.


Why did you choose that? 

  • Because it is the most beautiful specialty! :) We don't save lives but we have a real impact on the quality of life of our patients. We help keep them self-sufficient and most are very grateful for that.


What is the most common criticism you receive? 

  • Visits are often long when patients come to see us since we do most of our tests ourselves: we use little biochemistry, sometimes radiology. All our tests are done on site by our technicians, which lengthens the visits.


How would your colleagues describe you? 

  • Patient


If you had to specialize in something else, what would it be and why? 

  • Plastic surgery


Does your specialty take jokes well at work? 

  • Certainly!


Do students/residents sometimes make you feel overwhelmed? 

  • No, not arrived yet! :)


If your specialty had to have a romantic relationship with another which one would it choose? 

  • The plastic...

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