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Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 Jun;66(6):752-783. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_327_18.

A national curriculum for ophthalmology residency training.

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1
Vision Eye Centre Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India.
2
Raj Retina and Eye Care Centre, Patna, Bihar, India.
3
Centre for Sight, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
4
Centre for Sight, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

We present a residency curriculum for Ophthalmology in India. The document derives from a workshop by the All India Ophthalmological Society (AlOS) which adapted the International Council of Ophthalmology residency curriculum and refined and customized it based on inputs by the residency program directors who participated in the work shop. The curriculum describes the course content, lays down the minimum requirements of infrastructure and mandates diagnostic and therapeutic procedures required for optimal training. It emphasises professionalism, management, research methodology, community ophthalmology as integral to the curriculum. The proposed national ophthalmology residency curriculum for India incorporates the required knowledge and skills for effective and safe practice of ophthalmology and takes into account the specific needs of the country.

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Curriculum; infrastructure requirements; ophthalmology; postgraduate training; residency

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PMID:
29785982
PMCID:
PMC5989496
DOI:
10.4103/ijo.IJO_327_18
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