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RCOphth recruiting for Curriulcum Subcommittee members to deliver new OST Curriculum

The College is committed to delivering a new Curriculum for Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST) by 2020 as part of the GMC reform agenda. This represents an opportunity to produce a curriculum that can be delivered in the current NHS climate whilst continuing to drive excellence. We are seeking three new members to join the current Curriculum Sub-committee, to be involved

30 Years of RCOphth – Essay prize for OST Trainees

To celebrate the College’s 30th Anniversary in 2018, we are pleased to announce that we are running an essay prize for OST Trainees. The competition will be open to all those currently in an OST programme (OST1 -7) and LAT posts at the time of submission. Ophthalmologists are expected to be highly trained, motivated and

National Recruitment for Ophthalmic Specialist Training

Health Education South West (Severn) coordinate national recruitment into Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST) on behalf of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists. The interviews are hosted at a single centre and candidates are able to preference all available posts across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. All enquiries should be made directly to the recruiting team

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Ophthalmic Specialist Training

Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST) requires a minimum of seven years of specialty training (ST1–ST7) to be completed following the two years of foundation training. The programme follows the College OST Curriculum, which is presented as a web-based document. The RCOphth Guide for delivery of OST (June 2018) is recommended as essential reading. The diagram below

Ophthalmic Specialist Training Curriculum

The OST Curriculum is presented as a web-based grid that is divided into domains of clinical practice and Learning Outcomes. The OST Curriculum is underpinned by an e-Portfolio system, which simplifies and improves the recording of assessments and tracking of overall progress through training. A comprehensive Resource Library is incorporated within the OST Curriculum.  Each