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Trainees’ FAQs

Here are a few documents to help trainees with some common questions about aspects of training: Portfolio FAQs OST Curriculum FAQs The above must be read in conjunction with Surgical Skills Simulation for the Curriculum (Sept 2014) and Terminology when recording surgery (July 2016) OST curriculum FAQs – principles Eye Logbook FAQs Please email [email protected] if

Current Features

The Educational Supervisor Report (ESR) are incorporated within the e-Portfolio as an online tool.  The system collates information (e.g. Timetables, Placements, Audits, etc,) for the ESR, which is inputted gradually by the trainee into the ‘My Details’ section as training progresses.  This dispenses with the laborious need to enter all the year’s achievements into the

Ophthalmic Specialist Training

Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST) requires a minimum of seven years of specialty training (ST1–ST7) to be completed following the two years of foundation training. The programme follows the College OST Curriculum, which is presented as a web-based document. The RCOphth Guide for delivery of OST (June 2018) is recommended as essential reading. The diagram below


The College launched its first e-portfolio in 2007 with the introduction of run-through training as part of Modernising Medical Careers (MMC). In 2014 the College conducted a membership survey and the feedback highlighted that the e-portfolio was no longer meeting the needs of trainees, supervisors or College staff. One of the College’s strategic aims is