Ophthalmology

Working with the Ophthalmology department at Auckland District Health Board, you know at the end of the day you have made a real difference. You work closely with the patients, from scheduling their appointments and greeting them at reception on arrival, to following up on tests. You also get to work with other fantastic people everyday who are also focused on making a difference in the lives of their patients.

Greenlane Ophthalmology Department is a 28 consultant tertiary referral ophthalmic unit with close ties to the University of Auckland. More than 45,000 patients are reviewed each year by our staff. The multi-disciplinary team provides an innovative environment, providing ophthalmic electrodiagnostic tests for patients to assist the diagnosis and management of various ophthalmic conditions.


Interview

Interview - Dr Judy Ku

Judy has been with the Auckland Regional DHBs since 2001 with a gap period. She worked as a Registrar in Ophthalmology at the Greenlane Clinical Centre. Judy talks to us about training in Auckland. Read More...
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Sub Specialities

Auckland Hospital provides tertiary services in:

  • medical retina
  • vitreo-retinal surgery
  • cornea and external disease
  • oculoplastics
  • glaucoma
  • paediatrics
  • neuro-ophthalmology
  • strabismus
  • uveitis
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Sites and Resources

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How to train as an Ophthalmology Specialist

In Auckland this is a 5 year programme in general Ophthalmology approved by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO). It includes training in all subspecialties except Refractive Surgery.

We have 7 training registrar positions. All of these are very likely to be occupied by vocational or final year trainees. We also have 4 x 6 month junior registrar positions which are occupied by pre-vocational applicants.

Throughout their training, Registrars are required:

  • To maintain excellent clinical standards
  • To sit and pass OBS (Ophthalmic Basic Sciences) modules and OBCK (Ophthalmic Competencies and Knowledge) Exam in the first 18 months of training
  • To sit the RANZCO Part II exam during the 5 year training period (usually in their 4th year).

For more information about training visit the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists website.

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Contacts

Who can I talk to and where to next?

For a discussion about the training programme and application process, contact:

Dr Jo Sims - Consultant and Director of Training (NZ)
Greenlane Clinical Centre
JoSims@adhb.govt.nz
Dr Stuart Carroll - Vocational Training Coordinator and Qualifications and Education Representative (Auckland)
+64 21 890 001
stuartc@adhb.govt.nz

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