Joshua Olson, M.D.
What attracted you to medicine and ophthalmology?
I was blown away as an undergrad when I had the opportunity to shadow a local ophthalmologist at his surgical center. The precision of the surgeries and the gratitude of patients toward the physician was something I wanted in my career!
What attracted you to Mayo Clinic for residency training?
I'm Midwest born and raised, and really liked the family-like atmosphere at Mayo. The residents and faculty are great and all seemed very happy when I visited as a medical student for a month.
What makes the Mayo Clinic Ophthalmology Residency unique?
The continuity of patient care that begins right away as a PGY2. From the first time we see a patient, they are ours to keep throughout residency. This is a great way to learn disease pathology and to create live long patient relationships.
Anything surprise you about Mayo's program?
What is living in Rochester like for you?
I find Rochester to be a great place to live and train. There is no traffic, and plenty of activities to keep me busy outside of work, including a great climbing gym and intramural sports. And if you are looking for any big city opportunities, Minneapolis/St. Paul is less than a 90-minute drive.
What does your future look like right now?
Too early to tell. At this point I am just enjoying being a resident, and trying to learn as much as I can in my limited time at Mayo.