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Promoting Safety, Equality, and Opportunity in Ophthalmology

For centuries, systemic and institutional racism in the United States has harmed and killed countless individuals, with a sadly disproportionate and more devastating extent in the black community. All physicians implicitly subscribe to the maxim primum non nocere: first, do no harm. Standing against racism is necessary but not sufficient; physicians must lead by example by standing for safety, equality, opportunity, and freedom for all persons. To more effectively serve the public and the ophthalmologists who care for patients and their families at this pivotal moment in our nation’s history, the American Board of Ophthalmology pledges to listen to and learn from our African American diplomates and remains steadfast in its commitment to educate all of its stakeholders on this critical matter. For more information, please click here.

Current Announcements

  • The Oral Examination is being delivered online in 2020.
  • For updates and information related to COVID-19, please visit our information center.
  • The Diplomate Digest blog is on temporary hiatus while we work to migrate past content to a new website debuting in 2021. In the meantime, you can review past posts on professionalism and other certification-related topics.