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Nominations now open for LocumTenens.com 2019 Resident of the Year Award

Nominations now open for LocumTenens.com 2019 Resident of the Year award
Residents play a critical role in our health care system. Each year, we select one exemplary resident to receive our Resident of the Year award. We think every resident is a star, but you must have your own reasons for thinking one stands out above the rest. Who do you know that deserves this honor? Any physician who is currently in a resident program in the United States is eligible. Nominations, including self-nominations, must be submitted by February 20, 2019. The winner will be announced in March 2019 and will receive a $5000 cash grant.
Ophthalmology Specialty Spotlight

Using AI technology to diagnose diabetic retinopathy

With symptoms often undetectable in its early stages, diabetic retinopathy, one of the leading causes of vision loss in adults, is often far advanced by the time people start losing their sight. Early diagnosis and treatment are paramount to maximizing vision retention, but until recently, the standard methods of diagnosis have been invasive, expensive, or simply unavailable in certain areas of the world. Using artificial intelligence, a team of Australian and Brazilian researchers out of RMIT University have developed an image-processing algorithm that can detect fluid on the retina with a 98% accuracy rate. Because this AI-driven approach offers a more cost-effective and accurate method of detecting the disease, researchers hope this will lead to more widespread screening of at-risk populations.

Featured Medical Mission

If you’ve been searching for a way to give back, consider medical missions work. We make it easy for you to find a trip that fits your needs through our MedicalMissions.org website. Registration is free for medical volunteers and for organizations who are recruiting healthcare personnel.

Check out this issue’s featured mission trip to South Africa, sponsored by International Medical Relief.
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