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Maximizing Postgraduate Surgical Education in the Future is from the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons February 2012 magazine (Volume 97, Number 1).  The article describes the transformation from an apprenticeship model to more formalized curriculum-driven experience where competence, not time, defines the duration of training.  Deliberate practice, reflection, and portfolios are established components of adult learning that will help develop these skills in postgraduate educational experience.

Judie F. Charlton, MD has been appointed chief medical officer (CMO) of WVU Healthcare and vice dean of clinical affairs for WVU School of Medicine, effective immediatley.  Dr. Charlton has been serving as interim CEO since shortly the creation of WVU Healthcare in 2010.  The appointment was made jointly by Dean Arthur Ross, MD, MBA of the school and Bruce McClymonds, president and CEO of WVU Hospitals.

Congratulations to One of Our Own:  Judie Charlton, MD., named Chief Medical Officer at WVU Healthcare in Morgantown, WV

HARRISBURG -- Optometrists and ophthalmologists do not see eye to eye on a new bill restricting who can do certain kinds of delicate vision surgery, especially work done with lasers.

MarketWatch (press release)

Research Results Published in January's Ophthalmology, the Journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Jan 03, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- A large European study links daily aspirin use to increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease that can damage the central vision that is essential for reading, driving, and navigating daily life. The study found that people aged 65 and older who took aspirin daily had double the risk of developing "wet" AMD, compared with those who took it less frequently. The study is published in the January issue of Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

By JEANNIE KEVER, HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Andrew Lee was up for the meetings, emails and conference calls that came with a new administrative post.

But all that sitting?

No thanks.

The Dominion Post – Dr. V.K. Raju, F.R.C.S., F.A.C.S., of Morgantown, was honored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology with the distinguished “Senior Achievement Award” during the academy’s recent annual meeting.

He was recognized for his contributions to the ophthalmology profession through his work in education, research and his volunteer efforts as founder of Eye Foundation of American (EFA).

EFA’s mission is eliminating avoidable blindness in children worldwide. EFA and its volunteers provide free eye care to disadvantaged children and adults in 17 countries. “It makes me want to do more,” said Raju of his award, “Especially with regard to working with children providing eye care to children in developing countries. We are just beginning!”

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