The Fellowship exam of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (FRCSI) is the exit appraisal for the Higher Specialist Training in Surgical Ophthalmology (STSO) programme.
The FRCSI exam is a test of competence to practice as an independent specialist (consultant) in ophthalmic surgery and is aimed at trainees who are coming to the end of their Specialty Training.
The Membership exam of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) is an entry requirement for the FRCSI, and candidates must be in their final year of the STSO programme in Ireland. Trainees must also have the European Board of Ophthalmology Diploma (EBOD). The exams for EBOD take place annually in Paris during the month of May. Further information on the EBOD is available here.