Video interview with Ms Haridas: How to become an Ophthalmologist

Watch this video if you are interested in a career in ophthalmology as an ophthalmologist (eye doctor/surgeon)

Ms Haridas details the route from medical school through foundation training then the 7 year run through programme to become an ophthalmologist in the UK. You would then sub-specialise during a further 1 or 2 years during a fellowship, then apply for consultant posts.

Training can be prolonged by taking time out for family, research and developing skills abroad for example.

She talks about what her working week is like. As a consultant, your week is broken up into sessions, time is allocated as per your contract (which can vary around the country) to involve clinical work, theatre, research and admin. Some consultants in their spare time have private practice work.