Professional Requirements for Eye Surgeons.
Must have completed a college degree, medical school and residency/internship training along with 2 to 4 years of postgrad training in ophthalmology. In a number of countries ophthalmologists also can undergo additional specialist training in sub specialties. The Ophthalmology sub specalities deal with certain diseases or diseases of certain parts of your eye. Some of these medical specialities are:
- Ocular oncology
- Orbit surgery & Oculoplastics
- Refractive surgery
- Vitreo-retinal surgery
- Posterior Segment
- Anterior segment surgery
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) have a mission of improving the high standard of eye care in Australia & New Zealand. The variety of services offered by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists varies but is is centered on a core role of a higher educational institution. RANZCO offers Eye Surgeons a Continuing Professional Development program. The RANZCO criteria and framework for compliance is designed to provide a structured approach for Fellows planning their CPD. For more information visit RANZCO CPD Program
Within each category there are level 1 or level 2 activities with the 3 categories of CPD:
Category 1: Clinical Expertise
Category 2: Risk management and Clinical Governance
Category 3: Professional Value
Annual CPD Point Requirements
RANZCO understands that Surgeons operate under different personal development needs with different medical practice models.
- 2009: Minimum total of 55 points for the year including at least 30 points from Clinical Expertise Level 2.
- 2010: Minimum total of 85 points for the year including at least 30 points from Clinical Expertise Level 2.
- 2011: Minimum total of 100 points for the year including at least 30 points from Clinical Expertise Level 2.
Overseas Trained Eye Specialists
Overseas applicants are treated on an individual basis with the following a guide only