Welcome Advocacy Ambassadors! #MYF2018 Follow me @DrRobMelendez

Ambassadors, Welcome to the AAO’s Mid Year Forum (MYF) 2018! I look forward to meeting a lot of you very soon. I was part of the inaugural Advocacy Ambassador class in 2004. Fifteen years  later, I am still actively involved with advocating for my patients and our profession. The MYF is where ophthalmology leaders meet.Continue reading “Welcome Advocacy Ambassadors! #MYF2018 Follow me @DrRobMelendez”

The Art of Delegation

  The Art of Delegation Rob Melendez, MD, MBA As you move along in your leadership position as chief resident, stop and reflect on ways to involve others more in your goals. As a leader, one of your jobs is to promote others. Seek to include others in as many projects as possible. For example, asContinue reading “The Art of Delegation”

What is groupthink?

Groupthink Rob Melendez, MD, MBA   This term was coined by a social psychologist Irving Janis (1972). Groupthink occurs when a group makes faulty decisions because group pressures lead to a deterioration of “mental efficiency, reality testing, and moral judgement.” Consider avoiding groupthink in your practice and while serving on committees.   When a practice experiences groupthink they canContinue reading “What is groupthink?”

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