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Ophthalmology

Summary

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Opthamologists assess, treat and prescribe preventative care for the eyes. Specialists may also perform eye surgery.

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36–40 hours/week
average time worked
$217,242-$552,000/year
average salary
5 years
min full time
GP sub-specialty
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Ophthalmology
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)
   
Opthamologists assess, treat and prescribe preventative care for the eyes. Specialists may also perform eye surgery.
http://www.ranzco.edu/
$3,370 per training year
36–40
40/60
37
5
Oversubscribed
144
No
N/A
Applicants must have:
- A medical degree with full registration to practise medicine in either Australia or New Zealand at the time of applying
- Citizenship or permanent resident status of Australia or New Zealand at the time of application
- Completed a minimum of two years (including the intern year) postgraduate prevocational experience at the commencement of ophthalmology training. The requirements are that the trainee should have broad experience across a range of non-ophthalmic medical, surgical and clinical settings with a minimum of 21 months in such posts.
Fellowship of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO)
Applicants need to apply through the RANZCO website.
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$217,242-$552,000
Clinical Ophalmic Pharmacology and Emergency Medicine (COPEM) module 1: $280
COPEM module 2: $280
Anatomy: $1,065
Ophthalmic Basic Competencies and Knowledge (OBCK): $1,065
Optics: $300
Physiology: $300
Ophthalmic pathology: $790
RANZCO advanced clinical examination (RACE) clinical: $1,630
RACE written: $450
$5,095
The vocational training program takes five years to complete. The program comprises:
- Basic training: Two years of basic training during which trainees must demonstrate integrated clinical skills and knowledge in the ophthalmic sciences (OS) and the ophthalmic basic competencies and knowledge (OBCK).
- Advanced training: Two years of advanced training during which trainees are expected to demonstrate integrated knowledge and clinical and surgical skills as documented in the clinical standards.
- Final year training: A final year during which the trainee develops their specialist experience in preparation for specialist qualification and to function in the community as an independent general ophthalmologist.

See https://ranzco.edu/education-and-training/vocational-training-program-vtp/
Applications open in March.
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