Good shepherd Eye Clinic offers a trainee program for doctors that are interested in ophthalmology. It is a full-time program with a minimum duration of 1 year. In this program trainees learn to diagnose and treat eye diseases, to do minor procedures (e.g. Avastatin injections, pterygium excision, laser treatment) and optionally cataract and glaucoma surgery. Trainees examine patients in their own consultation rooms under the supervision of ophthalmologists. As part of the program trainees can choose to get involved in ongoing or new research. Trainees are also encouraged to write the South African Diploma in Ophthalmology during their traineeship. For more information about this diploma see below.
So far trainees have come from more than half a dozen countries including United States of America, Ghana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, the Netherlands and Papua New Guinea.
If you are interested please contact Dr. Jonathan Pons via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Shepherd Hospital is an accredited training facility for the South African Ophthalmology Diploma. For the regulations please download the file below.