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Ophthalmologists in Training Group (OTG)

The OTG represents the voice and interests of registrars and is influential in all aspects of the College with members that sit on all standing committees and Council.  It is represented on the Academy Trainee’s Group of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.

Today’s registrars are tomorrow’s ophthalmologists and many of the issues changing the face of medicine in general, and ophthalmology in particular, will fundamentally affect the way doctors are able to practice.  The OTG encourages active engagement with all registrars the issues that affect the shape of training and the future of ophthalmology.

The Ophthalmologists in Training Group (OTG) is a committee of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists. Members are registrars elected on a regional basis for a two-year term of office and eligible to stand for re-election for one further two-year term. The OTG meets three times a year.

If you wish to contact the OTG for information, advice or to raise issues for College-wide discussion, please email the OTG Coordinator.

Useful documents

OTG Terms of Reference

Financial Advice for Ophthalmologists in Training

RCOphth Guidance on Reflective Practice, Escalating Patient Safety Concerns and Unsafe Working Conditions


OTG members

Name Region
David Miller (Chair) Scotland (West)
Vacant Northern
Donal McCullagh Northern Ireland
Vacant East Midlands
Fizza Mushtaq West Midlands
Jennifer Kim North West
Ziyaad Sultan Mersey
Hosam Abdalla North Thames
Farzana Rahman North Thames
Rhys Harrison Severn
Sarah Levy Peninsula
Vacant Wales
Vacant Oxford
Paul Meredith Wessex
Jonathan Roos East of England
Jack Gormley Yorkshire
Vacant South Thames
Kirthi Varo (Deputy Chair) South Thames (KSS)
Mei-ling Cheng Scotland (East)

Contact the OTG via the Education and Training Department at the College on OTG@rcophth.ac.uk .