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The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Adopts International Council of Ophthalmology Exams

Posted on September 7, 2018

The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Examinations is known for setting the global standard for ophthalmologists, universities, and nations, to measure ophthalmic education and knowledge. To date, more than 53,000 ICO Exams have been taken at 130 testing centers in over 80 countries around the world.

 

We are pleased to announce that the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has adopted the ICO Examinations to replace their written examinations and will offer membership to ophthalmologists who have passed the necessary ICO exams.

Beginning in April 2019, candidates will be required to pass the ICO’s Visual Science Exam; Optics, Refraction, and Instruments Exam; and the Clinical Ophthalmology Exam to be eligible to apply for membership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

 

Candidates who have previously taken the ICO’s Basic Science Exam; Optics and Refraction Exam; or FRCSEd Ophth Part A and Clinical Sciences, or are in the middle of taking the full set of these examinations, will be required to pass the  ICO’s Advanced Exam to qualify for membership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Candidates can then become a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCSEd). Please apply directly to the college for this membership.

 

The ICO is currently working with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh to increase access to OSCE/VIVA examinations which will then allow candidates the opportunity to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (FRCSEd).

 

Learn more about ICO Examinations by visiting www.icoph.org/exams and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh at www.rcsed.ac.uk.

 

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