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Speciality: Ophthalmology

Programme Description
GMC Reference: SES/470

Why choose this programme
The South East of Scotland is an attractive area with good housing and schools. It has excellent rail, road and air links.

Specialty Information
The South East of Scotland Ophthalmology program is a 7 year run through training offering experience in all aspects
of Ophthalmology as defined in the Royal College of Ophthalmologists curriculum www.rcophth.ac.uk. The program
is located at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion in Edinburgh and trainees cover all hospitals in Edinburgh. There
are rotations to St Johns Hospital, West Lothian and to Dunfermline & Kirkcaldy Hospitals in Fife.
There are 12 ST posts and most placements are of a 6 month duration. There are excellent facilities for surgery including a wet lab. After the early years of Ophthalmology trainees will have a more specialty orientated training. The
more senior trainees are expected to develop subspecialty interest which can be offered in South East Scotland but
trainees are also encouraged to gain experience at other centres of excellence in the UK & overseas.
All trainees are expected to participate in audit & research and there is a dedicated postgraduate teaching session.
Training is closely supervised by a program director and clinical tutors.

Research, audit, teaching and management opportunities

The South East of Scotland Ophthalmology program is a 7 year run through training offering experience in all aspects of Ophthalmology as defined in the Royal College of Ophthalmologists curriculum www.rcophth.ac.uk.

The program is based at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion in Edinburgh and trainees cover all hospitals in Edinburgh. There are rotations to St Johns Hospital, West Lothian and to Dunfermline & Kirkcaldy Hospitals in Fife.

There are 12 ST posts and most placements are of a 6 month duration. There are excellent facilities for surgery including a wet lab. After the early years of Ophthalmology trainees will have a more specialty orientated training. The more senior trainees are expected to develop subspecialty interest which can be offered in South East Scotland but trainees are also encouraged to gain experience at other centres of excellence in the UK & overseas.

All trainees are expected to participate in audit & research and there is a dedicated postgraduate teaching session.

Training is closely supervised by a program director and clinical tutors.

Where is the training delivered?
This programme involves placements in some or all of these Health Boards and hospitals:

Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, St Johns Hospital, Livingston, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy
Contacts and Useful Links
Deanery sponsoring programme South-East of Scotland
Postgraduate Dean Professor William Reid
Responsible Associate - GP Director Ms Lorna Mason
Programme Type Deanery based or National: Deanery
Specialty or Sub-specialty: Specialty
Date of GMC recent approval August 2010
Associated Royal College - Faculty
Royal College of Ophthalmologists (web site)
Curriculum and Associated Assessment System http://www.gmc-uk.org/education/postgraduate/ophthalmology.asp
Deanery Administrative Contacts Name: Mrs F Fourie
Address: NHS Education for Scotland, South East Deanery, 1st floor, 102 Westport, Edinburgh EH3 9DN
Tel: 0131 656 3470
Email: Fiona.fourie@nes.scot.nhs.uk
Programme Director Name: Dr. Pankaj Agarwal
Email: p.agarwal1@nhs.net
Address: Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion 45 Chalmers St, West End, Edinburgh EH3 9HA
Quality of Training GMC Trainee Survey Information (2010)

How to Apply


This page was last updated on: 29.02.2016 at 11.03.