Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh launches MRCS ophthalmology exam, Fellowship to follow


A new MRCS ophthalmology examination will be offered to ICO College Members beginning in 2022.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), a leading surgical college, announced the launch of its own Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) ophthalmology examination.

This new examination will be available in early 2022, and a Fellowship examination will follow later in the year.

“We would like to thank the ICO for the very positive relationship we have enjoyed over the last few years and wish them the best in their pursuit of improving standards in global Ophthalmology care,” said Professor Michael Griffin OBE, President of the RCSEd. “We are delighted to now have the opportunity to launch our very own MRCS Ophthalmology and look forward to adding a Fellowship examination next year, ensuring those in the profession will have a continued route into College membership.”

RCSEd was first incorporated as the Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1505, and it has since grown to nearly 29,000 members from 100 countries worldwide, with 15,000 in the UK. As one of the oldest surgical corporations in the world, the College promotes the high standards in surgical and dental practice. The College is also home of the UK’s only Faculty of Surgical Trainers, which is open to anyone with interest in surgical training, regardless of College affiliation.

All ICO College Members—including the April intake of this year—are eligible for the full benefits and services the College offers.