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RCOphth recruiting for Curriulcum Subcommittee members to deliver new OST Curriculum

The College is committed to delivering a new Curriculum for Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST) by 2020 as part of the GMC reform agenda. This represents an opportunity to produce a curriculum that can be delivered in the current NHS climate whilst continuing to drive excellence. We are seeking three new members to join the current Curriculum Sub-committee, to be involved

30 Years of RCOphth – Essay prize for OST Trainees

To celebrate the College’s 30th Anniversary in 2018, we are pleased to announce that we are running an essay prize for OST Trainees. The competition will be open to all those currently in an OST programme (OST1 -7) and LAT posts at the time of submission. Ophthalmologists are expected to be highly trained, motivated and

National Recruitment for Ophthalmic Specialist Training

On behalf of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Health Education South West (Severn) will be coordinating national recruitment into Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST) at Level 1 (ST1) for posts commencing August 2020 onwards. The interviews will be hosted at a single centre and candidates will be able to preference all available posts across England, Scotland,

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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

Ophthalmic Specialist Training Curriculum

The OST Curriculum is presented as a web-based grid that is divided into tabs for ease of reference and distribution. The OST Curriculum is underpinned by an e-Portfolio system, which simplifies and improves the recording of assessments and tracking of overall progress through training. A comprehensive Resource Library is incorporated within the OST Curriculum.  Each