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RCOphth recruiting for Curriulcum Subcommittee members to deliver new OST Curriculum

The College is committed to delivering a new Curriculum for Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST) by 2020 as part of the GMC reform agenda. This represents an opportunity to produce a curriculum that can be delivered in the current NHS climate whilst continuing to drive excellence. We are seeking three new members to join the current Curriculum Sub-committee, to be involved

Trainees’ FAQs

Here are a few documents to help trainees with some common questions about aspects of training: e-Portfolio FAQs for Trainees OST Curriculum FAQs The above must be read in conjunction with Surgical Skills Simulation for the Curriculum (Sept 2014) and Terminology when recording surgery (July 2016) OST curriculum FAQs – principles Eye Logbook FAQs Please email

Education & Training

Surgical Ophthalmology Ophthalmologists undergo extensive training and the typical training route for would-be ophthalmologists is: five years at medical school leading to a degree in medicine – Thinking about a career in Ophthalmology  two years as a newly-qualified doctor – Foundation Training programme seven years of Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST) The College is integral to the training of

Ophthalmic Specialist Training

Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST) requires a minimum of seven years of specialty training (ST1–ST7) to be completed following the two years of foundation training. The programme follows the College OST Curriculum, which is presented as a web-based document. The RCOphth Guide for delivery of OST (June 2018) is recommended as essential reading. The diagram below