Congratulations on your upcoming graduation and the “light at the end of the tunnel”! For myself and many of the hundreds of graduates who have invested in themselves by doing a one-year residency or externship in ocular disease, it has been a career-changing experience. I admire you for considering this possibility. It is a choice you will never regret. You have your entire life ahead of you to work and see patients, and you will look back and know that, whatever program you choose, it will make a big difference in your self-esteem, your treatment of patients, and your ability to confidently work with colleagues in other healthcare specialties.