The NUH Eye Surgery Centre is very active in training residents at both the Basic and Advanced phases of their specialist training in Ophthalmology. With specialists in all the major sub-specialties in Ophthalmology, good clinical and surgical volume, a regular education programme, and a firm commitment to training, residents can be assured of a well-rounded and complete ophthalmic training.
Basic Specialist Training (BST)
BST in Ophthalmology is for a duration of 3 years. Beginning residents start with General Ophthalmology clinics and Eye Casualty. They subsequently are rotated through the various ophthalmic subspecialties and have access to ophthalmic surgery. During the course of their training, residents may be rotated to one or more of the other Ophthalmology units in Singapore.
Advanced Specialist Training (AST)
The NUH Eye Surgery Centre is also involved in training advanced specialist trainees. This is a 3-year period after the completion of BST and leads to the award of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSEd) and Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS). AST trainees are designated as registrars and are expected to take on more responsibility in patient management. They spend six months each in the various ophthalmic subspecialties - Cornea, Glaucoma, Retina, Oculoplastics, Paediatric Ophthalmology and Comprehensive Ophthalmology/ Neuro-ophthalmology.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Sessions
The following CME sessions are held on a weekly basis:
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- Clinical Grand Round
- Clinico-Pathologico-Radiologic Rounds (monthly)
- BST Teaching
- AST Teaching
- Dept CME
- Journal Club
- Morbidity & Mortality Rounds (monthly)
There are no courses currently.