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seconds of delay as I waited for the
computer to display my results. I
was grateful to see a passing score!
Now obviously just passing the
COE exam doesn't make me (or
anyone else) a thought leader in our
industry, but what I've realized since
then is this: The efforts I undertook
in the process of achieving the COE
credential are the same ones that,
if sustained, will lead to that status.
The study and then the application
of key concepts builds your knowledge; the daily exposure to practice
opportunities and challenges leads
to professional growth. Thus, the
skills learned and habits built as

you pursue COE certification also
eventually make you an expert in the
field, if you continue on that path.
I'm not there yet, but becoming a
Certified Ophthalmic Executive was
a key step for me, and a distinction
that continues to motivate me to
pursue further growth. AE
Zachary Smith, MHSA,
COE (616-588-6591;
zsmith@seeitclear.com),
is Executive Director
of Grand Rapids
Ophthalmology,
Grand Rapids, Mich.

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