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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 National Survey 2019 

OTG COVID-19 Recommendations

COVID-19 and Academic Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Research

OTG members

Name Region
Varo Kirthi (Chair) South Thames (KSS)
Sinead Connolly Northern
Ajay Mohite Northern Ireland
Yasmine Abdalla East Midlands
Fizza Mushtaq West Midlands
Jay Richardson North West
Ziyaad Sultan Mersey
Zain Juma North Thames
Graeme Loh North Thames
Sunil Mamtora Severn
Sophie Cowen Peninsula
Alexander Chiu Wales
Matthew Lapira Oxford
Guy Hunter Wessex
Thomas Nixon East of England
Aidan Benson Yorkshire
Darshak Patel South Thames
Zuhair Mustafa Scotland (East)
Mariam El-Abiary Scotland (West)
Liying Low Academic representative

Contact the OTG via the Education and Training Department at the College on [email protected] .