RANZCO Vocational Training Program (VTP)
Authored by Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
Posted on October 5, 2010
Topic: Medical Student Education
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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) Vocational Training Program includes information on training, trainees, management, curriculum, tutoring, mentoring, accreditations, and evaluations.
The objective of the Vocational Training Program (VTP) is to produce a specialist ophthalmologist who, on completion of training, is equipped to undertake safe, unsupervised, comprehensive, general ophthalmology practice. An ophthalmologist wishing to train and practice in a subspecialty will undergo further training and experience required for that subspecialty.
The College envisages an "ideal training system" in which the best trainees are selected and appointed, and then undergo high quality training experiences. Systems have been developed to capture feedback to and from all parties involved in training and assessment. This feedback enables continuous quality improvement of the training system.