The RCOphth’s resources can help you to achieve high standards of patient care and develop professionally throughout the Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST) programme. Our resources aim to provide doctors in training and trainers with the answers to frequently asked questions on progression through the OST programme.
Representation for Doctors in Training
You are represented by the RCOphth through the Ophthalmologists in Training Group (OTG), made up of trainee representatives from each of the deanery regions. Your representatives speak on behalf of you and fellow trainees and should be able to provide you with the latest information from the College.
The OTG discusses issues relevant to training, the impact of health policy and workforce issues on sustainable ophthalmology services in the UK. The OTG chair sits on the RCOphth Council, ensuring trainees are represented at the highest level.
Support for Trainers
Trainers are an integral part of the Ophthalmic Specialist Training programme. They deliver the OST Curriculum and teach and assess trainees as part of the Ophthalmic Specialist Training programme.
These resources offer support and guidance to help train future ophthalmologists to deliver the very best patient care and develop professionally.