Oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal Fellow

Definition and scope of the sub-specialty

The goal of fellowship training in oculoplastic surgery is to complement the basic knowledge gained in core specialty training in ophthalmology and to provide greater exposure to the diagnosis, management, and surgical correction of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive disorders. The department has two Consultants and typically two pre-Consultant fellowship posts.

Duration of education

The length of the educational program is usually 12 months of full time education, including appropriate short periods for vacation, special assignments, or exceptional individual circumstances approved by the program director. Because oculoplastic surgery education requires an intensive continuum of training, it should not be interrupted by frequent and/or prolonged periods of absence.

Educational program

The curriculum contains the following educational components:

  1. Overall educational goals
  2. Competency-based goals and objectives
  3. Regularly scheduled didactic sessions
  4. Delineation of fellow responsibilities for patient care, progressive responsibility for patient management, and supervision of fellows over the continuum of the program.

More information on the curriculum: Core competencies (based upon established ASOPRS competencies), medical knowledge and evaluation.