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Surgical Assessment Tool: ICO-OSCAR in English, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, and French

Authored by ICO
Posted on December 19, 2015
Topic: Education, Subspecialty Education
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The ICO-Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubric (OSCAR) is a standardized, internationally-valid tool to teach and assess an ophthalmologist’s competence in performing surgery. The ICO currently offers OSCAR's for Extracapsular Cataract Extraction, Phacoemulsification, Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS), Strabismus, Lateral Tarsal Strip Surgery, and Vitrectomy in English. Selected ICO-OSCAR's are available in Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

The ICO-OSCAR is a behavioral and skill-based rubric for evaluators. This allows the evaluator to use the ICO-OSCAR to objectively assess the resident’s competence in performing a specific procedure. It also gives the resident a tool to better gauge their own performance.  

Funding for the Phacoemulsification and Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS) ICO-OSCARs is provided in part by ASICO. We thank all of the supporters of the International Council of Ophthalmology's Teaching the Teachers Initiative.

The ICO-OSCARS are available as PDF or Word documents. Translation and adaption for non-commercial local use is encouraged, but please credit ICO.

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