Bill Harvey: Everyday people

Bill Harvey

I attended an examiner meeting recently and, unsurprisingly, there were many questions about what the future of qualifications for optometrists was going to look like.  

By complete coincidence, news that the GOC had re-accredited the College of Optometrists’ Scheme for Registration came through during the meeting.

Apparently, they ‘particularly commended the running of the OSCEs and the Final Assessment Panel,’ both confirming the great value of in-practice experience to complement the didactic input of the universities. 

Under the proposed changes, the Scheme for Registration will be gradually phased out in its current form to be replaced by integrated Clinical Learning in Practice (CLiP).  

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