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Ophthalmologists inspecting an eye through a microscope

Academic Lead(s):
Professor Chris Hammond

As a small specialty, we can personalise the support and training offered to the trainee with flexibility from the Training P Director and academic supervision from Chair of Ophthalmology. Trainees will be based at St Thomas’ Hospital, or King’s College Hospital, if relevant subspecialties are not available. Trainees complete 8 subspecialty competencies during ST3-6, then ST7 is trainee selected component.

A successful Academic Clinical fellow (ACF) will be based in the Department of Ophthalmology and Twin Research, and will study genetic epidemiology of the aging eye, including the relationship with retinal nerve fibre layer and systemic and cognitive measures.

A successful Academic Clinical Lecturer (ACL) will work closely with the department to determine a research area. Previous ACLs have worked on genetic association studies in twins with dry eye, rare genetic and common eye diseases such as those related to diabetes and AMD.

About the IAT programme

About the IAT programme

The King's College London NIHR-funded Integrated Academic Training programme allows medical and…