Attitudes toward Retirement of Ophthalmology Department Chairs – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To identify common perceptions and ideas about preparation and planning for retirement of chairs of academic departments of ophthalmology, determining areas of particular stress and proposing ways to better prepare for retirement. Design: Cross-sectional study. Participants: One-hundred sixteen chairs of academic departments of ophthalmology in the United States. Methods: A confidential online survey emailed to ophthalmology chairs. Main Outcome Measures: Surveys assessed demographics; current work schedule; perceptions, preparation, and planning for retirement; and retirement training for faculty and residents. Results: Ninety-six department chairs responded to the survey (82% response rate). Most chairs anticipate retiring around age 70. Significantly, only (Read more...)

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