Education & Training
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 ophthalmologists and we provide the following services:
- Develop and review the curriculum and examinations
- Provide training in eye surgery
- Represent trainees’ interests
- Provide travel awards and scholarships
- Provide advice on education and training issues
- Offer an e-portfolio to trainees to record their training progression and continuing professional development
If you have any questions please contact the Education and Training Department .
The Medical Ophthalmology training programme is run by The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) and is overseen by a joint committee comprising of ophthalmologists and physicians.
‘A career in medical ophthalmology‘ Authors: Catherine M Guly, John A Olson, Graeme J Williams on the BMJ Careers website Publication date: 16 Apr 2008.
For further information please contact the JRCPTB on PTB@jrcptb.org.uk .