Information for International Medical Graduates on Ophthalmic Training in the UK
Dual Sponsorship Scheme
The International Medical Graduates Training Sub-committee runs the Dual Sponsorship Scheme of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. Under certain circumstances the College can sponsor an International Medical Graduate to the GMC for registration to undertake a short (c.6-12 months) period of ophthalmology training in the UK.
This scheme is designed to provide an opportunity to International Medical Graduates to undertake targeted training in ophthalmology for a limited period of time. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists acts as a sponsoring body for such doctors to gain registration with the GMC to undertake targeted training in a suitable training post in the
Please note that it is the responsibility of the trainee to identify the
Equivalence of Training/Article 14/Certificate of confirmation of Eligibility for Specialist Registration
If you are interested in applying to the General Medical Council for entry on to the Specialist Register in ophthalmology please click here for more information.