The Royal College of Ophthalmologists administers an examination leading to the award of the Diploma in Ophthalmology (DRCOphth). The examination is currently held once a year in September.
This diploma assesses core skills and competencies of ophthalmologists who have not completed the Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST) programme.
The MRCOphth is a postgraduate ophthalmic qualification for doctors which assesses core ophthalmic knowledge and skills. Further details are available here.
Please note: the College previously ran a three-part Membership examination, assessing the entire curriculum for Basic Specialist Training. This concluded in 2008.