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ICO Examinations

18 October 2021
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The ICO Examinations are the only worldwide medical-specialty examinations. They are independent and free of any outside influence and can be taken in the candidate’s own country. The questions are prepared by an international group of examiners and set at the same standard as the highest board and qualifying examinations anywhere.

Each year, the ICO offers examinations throughout the world to help ophthalmologists evaluate their knowledge in Basic Science and Clinical Sciences related to Ophthalmology. The ICO started to offer examinations (initially called “Assessments”) in 1995. Since then, more than 70,000 candidates have taken the ICO Examinations. In 2019, there were just over 6,500 ICO examinations taken in 137 test centers in 83 countries.

As a special benefit of ICO membership, the ICO offers more favorable registration rates to candidates from countries whose societies are ICO Members.

Learn more on the ICO Examinations page.

To apply please visit the ICO Examinations Registration Site.

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