Life as a New Consultant Ophthalmologist

A quick synopsis about me. I undertook my 7 year Ophthalmology training in the UK followed by subspecialty fellowships and it is now time to find a consultant job to feel settled and put into practice everything I have learnt. I will share my journey from here on, sharing what others don’t tell you, coveringContinue reading “Life as a New Consultant Ophthalmologist”

Reflections on Remote Working as an Ophthalmology Trainee

Working from home as an ophthalmology trainee was not something that I envisaged at the start of my training however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I quickly found myself having to adopt a new way of working. Busy shifts in eye casualty, subspecialty clinics and theatre were suddenly replaced with risk stratifying lists of patientContinue reading “Reflections on Remote Working as an Ophthalmology Trainee”

Top 5 Tips on How to get Published in Medicine

Tip 1: Who you know Involve an expert in the field, who knows the literature on the subject well. Tip 2: Keep to the point Journals do not have unlimited space to print nor do readers want to be reading basic information that is generic or well known. Keep the paper focused and to theContinue reading “Top 5 Tips on How to get Published in Medicine”

Tips for your first year as an Ophthalmology Trainee

Sean Zhou, Rynda Nitiahpapand, Binita Panchasara, Twishaa Sheth Incoming ST2s, NHS HEE East of England Deanery The time of year has come again, where a fresh batch of ST1 Ophthalmology Specialty Trainees (OST) start their seemingly epic journey. Firstly, congratulations and welcome to the incredible world of Ophthalmology, but also prepare for what is oftenContinue reading “Tips for your first year as an Ophthalmology Trainee”

Emergency Department Ophthalmology – A Foundation Doctor Perspective

Those interested in a career in ophthalmology should aim to maximise their exposure during the early years of their training, allowing the acquisition of important skills unique to this area of medicine. However, clinical exposure during medial school is often limited, with most undergraduate courses including 10 days or fewer of ophthalmology attachments and teachingContinue reading “Emergency Department Ophthalmology – A Foundation Doctor Perspective”

How to apply for Ophthalmology Specialist Training (OST) in the UK

For 2020 applications, apply via the Severn deanery website. ST1 applications up to 90 vacancies. Opens 5/11/20 Closes 1/12/20. Interview date: 12/03/21. ST3 applications up to 20 vacancies. Opens 5/11/20 Closes 1/12/20. Interivew date: 12/03/21. How can Eyeducation can help? Ophthalmology is a competitive speciality and we discuss top tips from successful applicants on theirContinue reading “How to apply for Ophthalmology Specialist Training (OST) in the UK”

Want to help aspiring Ophthalmologists?

The British Undergraduate and Foundation Years Ophthalmology Group & Eyeducation We invite you to apply for a mentoring opportunity! We are starting a new mentoring programme to pair friendly, enthusiastic trainees with FY2 doctors about to apply for ophthalmology speciality training to share some advice on the tips & tricks of the applications process. GivenContinue reading “Want to help aspiring Ophthalmologists?”

6 Tips for conducting productive telephone consultations

Every clinic at Ystradgynlais Hospital is now by telephone. This has been the case since March. I always enjoyed this clinic in the past as the cases were all routine. “The patients are warm and friendly and the nurse always brought tea and biscuits on a regular schedule”. Gwyn Samuel Williams – Consultant Ophthalmologist SwanseaContinue reading “6 Tips for conducting productive telephone consultations”

Why are EyeducationUK providing ophthalmology webinars and events?

Have you been watching the C-19 Eyeducation events via eyeducation.co.uk and wondered who is behind it all? EyeducationUK was set up by an ophthalmology consultant and three ophthalmology trainees with a background of medical education. Our aims for setting up the C-19 Eyeducation programme were to enable colleagues who were redeployed to medical wards duringContinue reading “Why are EyeducationUK providing ophthalmology webinars and events?”

Missing out on postgraduate Ophthalmology education during COVID-19

Have you been missing out on receiving weekly ophthalmology teaching during COVID19? Ophthalmology trainees in the UK receive weekly postgraduate ophthalmology teaching at their base hospital or in their region. This ensures knowledge is kept uptodate, maintaining continuous professional development and aids networking for career development. During COVID-19: Some ophthalmology trainees were re-deployed to medicalContinue reading “Missing out on postgraduate Ophthalmology education during COVID-19”