The Royal College of Ophthalmologists share their expertise at the COECSA Fellowship examination
29 November 2018
Last week, Dylan Costello, Head of Examinations and Bob Taylor, Examinations Chair were in Mbarara, Uganda, having been invited by The College of Ophthalmologists of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COESCA) to observe and provide guidance for their Fellowship examination, which was held at Mbarara University of Science and Technology. The COECSA-The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) link, via the Vision 2020 Link programme, has been going for eleven years and development of the COECSA fellowship exam has been a priority component. The aim now is for the College to work with COECSA to help make the exam sustainable and quality assured and run by an increasing pool of well-trained COECSA examiners.
Success in the COECSA Fellowship exam represents a considerable achievement for trainee ophthalmologists on the African continent and allows a doctor to become a Fellow of COECSA. COECSA continues to value the input of RCOphth in developing their relatively young exam, which started only in 2010. Dylan and Bob spent their time in Uganda observing the examination, as well as giving a ‘Train the Trainers’ talk to provide invaluable advice and share their experience in exams so that COECSA can continue to grow with the guidance and oversight of the RCOphth.
(Dylan Costello and Robert Taylor with COECSA examiners)