Gain some face time with mentors, or future mentors, at the ACVO conference each Autumn. Take advantage of programs on the schedule which allow you and your mentor the opportunity to ask questions about securing a residency, problems in your program, or how your residency differs from others, etc. You can even attend one program with your mentor. Check into the schedule on the www.ACVOconference.org web site for more information.
Make note that there are other ways to intermingle with ACVO Diplomates both online and in cyberspace. Plan to participate in the conference's social functions, such as the welcome reception and Friday night Gala. Online you may benefit from joining the "VOPH" list serve. You only have to be interested in veterinary ophthalmology to become a member of the list. Contact our office to find out how to get involved.