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A week in Wolverhampton marks winning start for offsite Part 2 FRCOphth Oral Exams

Last week the Examinations team successfully delivered the Part 2 FRCOphth Oral Examination in Wolverhampton. With hospital eye services under increasing pressure, the College has started to look outside of the hospital clinical setting to deliver our examinations. Following a lot of logistical and organisational planning we held the oral component of our flagship Part

Joint Venture between the Association of British Dispensing Opticians and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists for RCOphth professional examinations

In a joint venture, The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) are collaborating to host and deliver the RCOphth Refraction Certificate examination. This is one of four examinations that a trainee ophthalmologist takes in order to achieve the FRCOphth. From 2020 ABDO’s National Resource Centre (NRC) in Birmingham will

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists share their expertise at the COECSA Fellowship examination

Last week, Dylan Costello, Head of Examinations and Bob Taylor, Examinations Chair were in Mbarara, Uganda, having been invited by The College of Ophthalmologists of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COESCA) to observe and provide guidance for their Fellowship examination, which was held at Mbarara University of Science and Technology. The COECSA-The Royal College of

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists extends the reach of the Part 1 FRCOphth examination to Trinidad and Tobago from January 2019

The prestigious Part 1 FRCOphth examination is a renowned career enhancer and a recognised demonstration of expertise in ophthalmology.  For the first time the exam is being brought to the Caribbean by RCOphth. On Monday 14 January 2019, the first sitting will be hosted by the local British Council and held at the School 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