European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

SUMMARY OF RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS THIS SUMMARY GUIDES THE NEW RESIDENT AND PROGRAMME DIRECTOR THROUGH THE ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE RESIDENCY TRAINING PROGRAMME. IT SHOULD, HOWEVER, NOT BE A REPLACEMENT FOR THE FULL UNDERSTANDING OF THE INFORMATION BROCHURE.

ERC persons of contact:

  • James Oliver (ERC Chair) – for ERC assistance that cannot be provided by the resident coordinator, mentor coordinator or contact for ERC-online forms system (see below)
  • Sabine Wacek (ERC Co-Chair and contact person for the ERC-online forms system) – for ERC assistance with the ERC online forms
  • Franziska Matheis (resident coordinator) – for advice for residents related to the residency programme, credentials, or the exam
  • Kerry Smith (mentor coordinator) – for advice for mentors in residency programme structure and resident training

AT THE START OF THE RESIDENCY

1 - At the start of the residency, the principal supervising ECVO Diplomate should provide the resident with a copy of the ERC and CC approval forms and the current Information Brochure (available online). Any change to the Residency Training Programme (e.g. change in supervising Diplomates) has to be communicated promptly to the ERC. Only those supervisors listed in the approval form may sign residency forms.

2 - Carefully read the Information Brochure and familiarise yourself with the ECVO website (especially FAQs and Information Brochure)

3 - The principal supervising Diplomate is to send a completed form 3 (Programme Director’s Statement) together with the resident's email address to the ERC within one month of starting the Residency Training Programme.

4 - Contact Dr Johana Premont from the Communications Committee with regards to Biography/picture/login details so that the resident can be included on the ECVO website and gain access to all online forms. This should also be done within one month of starting the residency. Please visit the ECVO website for full details www.ecvo.org/residents/guidelines-for-creating-an-online-resident-profile.html

 

THROUGHOUT THE RESIDENCY

Clinical training

5 - 29 months of program spent in clinical ophthalmology, 80% under direct supervision

6 - Completion of the following forms must be performed annually via the online forms system. Forms must be submitted (‘locked’) within one month of completion of each year’s training (or equivalent):

General Form
Species case entry
Surgery entry
Summary surgery log
HED Case log
Training entry
Presentation log
Research project
Programme evaluation form
Progress evaluation form
Summary
Signature Forms

 

Scholarly activities, Extracurricular activities, Seminar & Teaching responsibilities

15% off clinic time minimum

 

7 - Specialty training

  • Veterinary anaesthesia minimum 1 hour per month
  • Ocular Histopathology minimum 1 hour per month
  • Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging minimum 1 hour per month

       *Exceptions may apply with prior approval of ERC* (see information brochure)

 

8 - Literature review

  • Book discussion and Journal review: a combined total of 64hrs/year Refer to the reading list for full list of books/journals (ECVO website)

 

9 - Publications:

  • 1 x original peer-reviewed paper
  • 1 x case report or original peer-reviewed paper

 

10 - Presentation at ECVO or ACVO conference:

  • 1 x oral presentation
  • 1 x oral presentation OR poster

 

11 - Attendance of Basic Science Course (3 weeks)

12 - Attendance of ONE ECVO MEETING

13 - Presentation of a minimum of 2 different in depth seminars per year to peer audiences (in addition to ECVO/ACVO presentations)

 

BEFORE THE BOARD EXAMINATION (last year of residency)


STEPS FOR APPLICATION FOR ECVO EXAMINATION
                                                                                                                                                

 Person
Action/Forms
Recipient
Email
Deadline
 
 Step 1. Approval of RTP
 Resident
ECVO ERC online forms - All
ERC Chair
residency@ecvo.org
1 August
 Supervisor
ECVO ERC online programme
and progress evaluation forms
ERC Chair
residency@ecvo.org
 

 Step 2. Credentials application
 Resident
Form A
Credentials Chair 
Secretary
credential@ecvo.org
secretary@ecvo.org
1 September
(exceptionally on October 31 for 2020 only)
Credentials documentation
Credentials Chair 
Secretary
credential@ecvo.org
secretary@ecvo.org
Pay credentials fee (185 € + VAT) 
Inform Treasurer
Treasurer
treasurer@ecvo.org
 Supervisor
Reference letter
Credentials Chair
credential@ecvo.org
 
 Step 3. Exam application
 Resident
Form B
Credentials Chair 
Secretary
credential@ecvo.org
secretary@ecvo.org
1 December
Pay exam fee 
Inform Treasurer
Treasurer
treasurer@ecvo.org

 

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