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Winter 2012  

Welcome to the winter issue of AUPO FCC’s quarterly eCommunication. We are at the halfway point of the 2011/2012 academic year. Fellows should be fully engaged in your program and their learning process. This is a good time to review compliance requirements to make adjustments, if necessary, or to validate that your program is achieving its goals related to fellow education.

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Is your fellow(s) meeting the surgical/procedure requirements? Please check in with your fellow(s) and see if they are meeting the surgical/procedure program requirements established by the supporting subspecialty society. It is now possible for a copy of their surgical log to be made available to you; simply ask your fellow to print a copy for you.

We encourage you to view these logs throughout the year to be sure your program is complying with your subspecialty program requirements.

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Program Requirements

Have you shared the program requirements with your current fellows? Compliant programs should be sharing the established program requirements with each fellow at the start of the training program. The most current copies are located on the AUPO FCC website under each subspecialty.

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2011 Triennial Reviews Report

64 programs among 7 subspecialties were reviewed during the 2011 triennial period. 4 programs lost their compliance status during the 2011 review process.

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2011 Fellow Exit Surveys Report

243 fellow exit surveys among 7 subspecialties were collected in June and July for review.

71 programs were sent letters for clarification, below is the breakdown by subspecialty:

  • Cornea 23
  • Glaucoma 14
  • Neuro Ophthalmology 3
  • Oncology/Pathology 0
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology 5
  • Surgical Retina 24
  • Uveitis 2

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Request for an Increase of Fellowship Positions

All requests for increases in the number of compliant fellowship positions must be received by May 1, 2012 to be eligible for posting for the 2013 available positions.

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AUPO Annual Meeting

Dr. Keltner reported to the AUPO chairs and program directors the value of the AUPO FCC program. He noted that the AUPO FCC is now in its 7th year since the LLC was signed. He also highlighted the SFMatch CAS results sharing that the number of AUPO FCC compliant positions filled were more than non-compliant positions.

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Other News

Recent efforts by Dr. Bartly Mondino and Dr. John L. Keltner have been made to reach out to eligible non-participating subspecialty programs via Program Chairs. We hope that this effort will bring all programs into AUPO FCC compliance except those who do not qualify.

For general information please visit the AUPO FCC website. Here are just a few things you can find there:

• 2012 updated fellowship program responsibilities and deadlines
• List of compliant programs
• We welcome your feedback. Comments may be sent to Questions about information posted in the e-Communication should be directed to the appropriate staff contacts.

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