Part 1 Fellowship Examination January 2024

No previous experience in ophthalmology is necessary for candidates to sit the Part 1 FRCOphth but candidates will be required to pass this examination before they enter into the third year of ophthalmic specialist training.


IMPORTANT! If you have NOT sat any of our exams before and are sitting our Part 1 FRCOphth or Refraction Certificate exam for the FIRST TIME, you MUST use the relevant online application forms. Go to the website Examinations page and read all the instructions there before following the link to right form. Do not attempt to register on this page yet.

The structure is based on the learning outcomes from the curriculum for the first two years of training. This includes basic sciences but also theoretical optics and some pathology. There is no clinical component and the syllabus is assessed by a theoretical written section.

From August 2013, candidates are permitted a maximum of six attempts in which to pass the Part 1 FRCOphth examination.  Part 1 FRCOphth examination attempts prior to August 2013 do not count towards the number of attempts available.

17/01/2024 09:00 - 17:00
GMT Standard Time
Registration not available.