There have been recent new initiatives at The Royal College of Ophthalmologists that are specifically aimed at attracting Foundation Trainees to consider a career in Ophthalmology. We are particularly keen to embrace diversity and ensure that Ophthalmology appeals to our brightest, hard-working young doctors. A career in Ophthalmology offers many different sub-specialist options and the opportunity to become involved in important clinical, research and educational initiatives. You will be hard pushed to find an Ophthalmologist who does not love their work! The new developments aimed specifically at Foundation Trainees are outlined below:
- Development of a Royal College unified ‘Eyes and Vision’ curriculum for medical students and Foundation Trainees. This curriculum highlights the core skills that all doctors should possess.
- National Royal College essay prize for Foundation Trainees. This prestigious award is open to all those currently in a UK Foundation Programme (F1, F2) at the time of submission, as well as those who have completed the UK Foundation Programme but have not yet achieved an OST1 post and takes the form of an essay competition. The winner of the competition is invited to submit their essay at The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress and receives free entry to the meeting.