Welsh Ophthalmic Trainees Society - call out for committee members

We are keen to replenish the committee of this society. 

Over the last 2 years, the society has been a key player in ophthalmic training and education in Wales.  

We are unique in that we are completely a trainee-led society and have been instrumental as a portal for all ophthalmic training in this region. 

There have been events organised that have successfully promoted education and training in ophthalmology, with our largest event now a popular course for national and international doctors doing the FRCOPHTH part 2 examination.

We also raised money for Sightsavers last year (more than £1500!) - a charity that helps the visually impaired in developing countries. We work closely with WORC, the Welsh Ophthalmic Research Collaborative -  the first trainee research network in Wales.

We have also produced some exciting online material that you can check out at youtube!

For the first time in a generation, we now have a Wales Eye Ball, which no doubt will foster great personal and working relationships amongst staff in all eye units in Wales. 

If you are a junior doctor/medical student/allied health professional working in Wales and are interested in helping us build the society to carry on its good work for the future, please contact Amy at welshophthalmictrainees@gmail.com. Organising these beneficial events is a great opportunity to build up the management, leadership, and teaching aspects of your personal development.

#TBT: Relive Miss Claire Morton's charity bike ride

Miss Claire Morton is a Consultant Ophthalmologist from Abergele, North Wales. She is an excellent mentor to all trainees who go through her department and is an avid volunteer for charity work overseas. 

Abergele Hospital

She is a keen supporter of Welsh Ophthalmic Trainee Society events and came second in the ladies category in the annual RCOPHTH congress run 2 years ago. (representing our team the "Welsh Pies")

HAVE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO! This cycle was done for our last charity event, where we raised up to £1500 for Sightsavers International.

We look forward to working with more consultants and eyecare professionals to bring happiness to the world..!