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trainees

Glossary of Terms

AACs Advisory Appointment Committees AAO American Academy of Ophthalmology ADR Annual Deanery Report AHPO Association of Health Professions in Ophthalmology ARCP Annual Record of Competency Progression ASR Annual Specialty Report ASTO Advanced Sub-specialty Training Opportunity (superseded – see TSC) AOMRC Academy of Medical Royal Colleges BAOP British Association of Ocular Pathologists BCLA British Contact Lens

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

Resources and Support for Trainees

The College is committed to support doctors throughout their career.  We hope trainees will find the range of resources and updates available in this section useful to read. We aim to provide answers to frequently asked questions about the tools that are an integral part of how trainees should expect to progress through their training.

GMC urges trainers to share their views from the frontline

More than 45,000 senior doctors responsible for developing the next generation of consultants and GPs in the UK are being invited to share their views on the medical education provided by their organisations. The General Medical Council (GMC) wants to hear from those on the education frontline, as part of a new UK-wide survey of

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