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Lay advisory group articles

Good Communication Skills – A Personal View At a recent part II exam, the Communications Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) featured a ‘scenario’ where the patient received very bad news about their failing sight, and would clearly be needing support for the future in terms of benefits, Certification and so on. Some candidates displayed an

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. Please complete the College Tutor Nomination/Renomination Form if you are interested in the role. College Tutors (CTs) have overall responsibility as lead trainers for the postgraduate training in the unit and are the point of contact

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 2020 Diary Dates provides dates of committee and group meetings and examinations taking place. Education (standing committee) Awards and