PACUPO - Pan-American Council of University Professors in Ophthalmology
The purpose of the Pan-American Council of University Professors in Ophthalmology is to set minimum standards for residency and training curriculum in Latin America. Additionally PACUPO is encouraged to foster international relationships and training programs through Young Visiting Professors Exchange Program.
PAAO Recommended Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Ophthalmology
The International Council of Ophthalmology’s Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubrics (ICO-OSCAR) are designed to facilitate assessment and teaching of surgical skill. Surgical procedures are broken down to individual steps and each step is graded on a scale of novice, beginner, advanced beginner and competent. A description of the performance necessary to achieve each grade in each step is given. The assessor simply circles the observed performance description at each step of the procedure. The ICO- OSCAR should be completed at the end of the case and immediately discussed with the student to provide timely, structured, specific performance feedback. These tools were developed by panels of international experts and are valid assessments of surgical skill. These ICO-OSCAR:phaco and ECCE are intended for assessing residents competence in phacoemulsification and extracapsular cataract extraction. They were developed by Drs. Karl C. Golnik, Hilary Beaver, Vinod Gauba, Andrew G. Lee, Eduardo P. Mayorga, A. Gabriela Palis and George Saleh.