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Simulation in Training

The importance of surgical simulation is now widely recognised for surgeons at all levels of experience and access to a broad range of low and high technology is increasing all the time. The benefits of surgical simulation to experienced surgeons also is well recognised, in particular for those returning from periods of absence or those wishing

College Tutors

The College values the work carried out by its tutors and has a number of resources available to them. College Tutors (CTs) have overall responsibility as lead trainers for the postgraduate training in the unit and are the point of contact with the Royal College.  They are an important component to the delivery of a

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

Committees and Groups

The following committees, sub-committees and groups are responsible for the development and maintenance of policies and standards in ophthalmology. Much of this work is carried out by the standing committees who report to Council.  The RCOPHTH 2019 DIARY DATES provides dates of committee and group meetings and examinations taking place. Education (standing committee) Awards and Scholarships

Regional Education Advisers

Regional Education Advisers are appointed by the Council to act on behalf of the College. Their responsibilities include: maintaining a College presence in the region being the first point of contact for College Tutors and leading the appointment process promoting high standards of ophthalmology in the region through training, education and research providing information and