Physicians' changing roles explored in paper

Fairfax, VA—The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) 's Clinical Committees are ready to publish the first in a series of white papers on ophthalmic practice and clinical issues.

The paper, "The Patient-Physician Relationship: How to Transition to Practice," will be made available to ASCRS members and others through the Web site, Written by members of the Young Physicians and Residents Committee, the paper details how the graduating ophthalmology resident or fellow should prepare for transitioning between roles as clinician/surgeon and business manager and more.

Three other papers-on managing infectious keratitis, electronic medical records, and clear cornea incisions-are due to be published in May, July, and in the fall.