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Ophthalmology for Medical Students and Foundation Doctors

Learning ophthalmic skills and knowledge Whilst most medical students won’t go on to become ophthalmologists it is important for all doctors to have basic ophthalmology knowledge and skills. Whether you’re a GP who is supporting a patient with sight loss or a Foundation Doctor seeing a patient in the Emergency Department who has presented with

Microsurgical Skills Course changes for 2019

Since taking over as the Surgical Skills Faculty Lead in January John Ferris, new Skills Faculty Lead and Fiona Spencer, Chair Training, have undertaken a pilot consultation process about the format of the Microsurgical Skills Course (MSS) with both trainers and trainees. The MSS course has been one of the College’s most successful initiatives and

New GMC guidance outlines clear steps to better support disabled doctors

Disabled doctors and medical students can expect greater support to pursue their careers, following new guidance published by the General Medical Council (GMC). The regulator has advised medical schools and training providers of the steps they should put in place to make sure all students and trainee doctors, including those with disabilities, are able fulfil

Moving forwards with National Recruitment

Since 2012 recruitment to the ophthalmology training programme has been undertaken on a national level and run by the Severn Deanery on behalf of the College. This year ST3 recruitment was paused to reassess the process. We undertook a consultation with the membership with 537 respondents. The results have been discussed with the Curriculum, Recruitment

RCOphth response to GMC proposal to introduce ‘credentials’ framework for training programmes

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) recognises in its response that credentialing has the potential to ensure standard levels of practice in unregulated areas currently outside of training programmes. Examples in ophthalmic specialist training could include credentials around refractive surgery and interventions. There are however several issues around the GMC’s proposal which remain unaddressed. The