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ICO Position Paper on Accreditation in English and Spanish

Authored by ICO
Posted on June 2, 2014
Topic: Accreditation, Allied Health Education, ICO Programs and Initiatives, Medical Student Education, Ophthalmic Educators, Ophthalmology Residency Education
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The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) creates position papers to take an official stance on important topics in ophthalmology. The position paper included here direct the ICO toward taking further action in accreditation for eye care training programs. This paper is available in English and Spanish.

Accreditation for Eye Care Training Programs:  The quality of eye care training programs varies throughout the world. The reasons for this are many, but two important factors include the lack of national and international training standards and lack of external review of training program quality.

Program accreditation is a process that requires standards of structure, process, achievement, self-assessment, and review by outside experts.  

The ICO strongly believes that the process of accreditation for all levels of training programs (for example, training programs for residents, ophthalmic nurses, and ophthalmic allied health personnel) is essential to ensure the quality of training.  Quality training programs ultimately result in professionals trained to give the best eye care. 

Download the Position Paper in English and Spanish:


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