The OST Curriculum is underpinned by an e-Portfolio system, where you should record your progress against the learning outcomes.
A comprehensive Resource Library is incorporated within the OST Curriculum. Each Learning Outcome is supported by a menu of resources as per categories listed below:
- E-Learning for Health Modules
- Electronic Resources
Ophthalmic Local Training and CESR Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) Candidates
The OST Curriculum is also used by doctors both in formal ophthalmic local training programmes and those devising their own training towards CESR. It informs them of the skills and capabilities that they must be able to evidence for their CESR submission.
Development of the new curriculum
In October 2021 the College submitted a proposal to the General Medical Council (GMC) with a start date for the new Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST) curriculum of August 2024.
The College undertook consultation as part of the development of the curriculum, which started on 20 April 2021 and concluded on 28 May 2021. Find out more about the consultation process here.
The new curriculum and e-Portfolio will be piloted for one year, starting in August 2023, to test new assessment tools and confirm the suitability of training posts for the new curriculum, in order to identify adjustments necessary before full implementation.