No previous experience in ophthalmology is necessary for candidates to sit the Part 1 FRCOphth.
The syllabus includes Basic Sciences but also theoretical optics and some pathology. There is no clinical component and the syllabus is assessed by a theoretical written section.
Candidates are permitted a maximum of six attempts in which to pass the Part 1 FRCOphth examination.
Please go to BASIC SCIENCES COURSE and enrol.
As soon as you have enrolled, go to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists web page, download and print the syllabus of the FRCOphth Part 1.
Then, study the lessons one after the other. As soon as you have finished a lesson, print the lesson and MCQs and file them. It will be very useful for your revision.
After finishing the first lesson, please send your views.
Then highlight the chapter you have finished in the syllabus.
After you have finished all the lessons, let me know the chapters and topics that are not covered and I shall send the lesson to you.
With Best Wishes,