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. Avastin injections, laser treatment, pterygium excision) and optionally cataract and glaucoma surgery. Trainees have their own consultation room to examine patients under the supervision of ophthalmologists. The eye clinic also has a dry lab to practice surgical techniques and a library which offers a broad range of study books.
During the training program trainees are encouraged to keep expanding their clinical knowledge. For weekly doctors meetings trainees prepare a case from the clinic with relevant literature to discuss during the meeting. Trainees also write the South African Diploma in Ophthalmology (for more information see below) and each trainee takes part in research at the eye clinic. In addition, ophthalmologists from all over the world visit regularly to share their (sub)specialty knowledge and skills which has proven to be of great value to the training.
So far trainees have come from more than half a dozen countries including the 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.
South African Diploma in Ophthalmology
Good Shepherd Hospital is an accredited training facility for the South African Ophthalmology Diploma. For the regulations please download the file by clicking on the logo.