Ophthalmology Registrar Vocational Training Program

Our Department of Ophthalmology offers one of Australia's leading ophthalmology vocational training programs for junior medical officers who wish to qualify as a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) and to practice as a RANZCO qualified specialist ophthalmologist.

Our goal is to develop world-class ophthalmologists, with outstanding technical and clinical knowledge, surgical skillset and experience to deliver exceptional ophthalmic patient care.

Our training program offers:

  • High levels of supervision and teaching by experienced Consultants.
  • Practical experience in a broad range of general and subspeciality ophthalmic surgeries and clinical cases. Our sub specialties include: Cornea, Retina, Paediatrics/strabismus, Oculoplastics, Glaucom, Neuro-Ophthalmololgy, and Cataract.
  • Regular didactic learning opportunities (including Eye School), as well as generous study/examination support and preparation.
  • Ophthalmic experience in a variety of hospital or clinic environments such as The Sutherland Hospital, Sydney Children's Hospital, Broken Hill Hospital, Aboriginal Medical Service (Redfern), Long Bay Jail Clinic and our remote Outback Eye Service (in conjunction with the Royal Flying Doctor Service).

Registrars who undertake our program have extensive opportunities to develop their ophthalmic technical knowledge, skillset, surgical techniques and surgical acumen.

Please refer to the RANZCO website for further information on the recruitment process of Basic and Advanced Trainees at Prince of Wales Hospital.


Director of Training

Dr Leanne Cheung

Phone: 9382 2480