Practical Guide to VIVA and OSCE in Ophthalmology Examinations

Authors : Wei Yan Ng (Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore), Li Lian Foo (Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore), Tien Yin Wong (Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore)

Publisher : World Scientific

ISBN : 978-981-3221-51-2 (Hardcover), 978-981-3221-55-0 (Softcover)

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Practical Guide to VIVA and OSCE in Ophthalmology Examinations is an essential study guide presented in a direct, exam-style question-and-answer format. It combines detailed explanations with high quality clinical photographs tailor-made to help readers ace specialist oral examinations (MMed, MRCS, FRCS, FRCOphth, FAMS, FRANZCO).

Co-authored by ophthalmology trainees who took the final MMed and FRCOphth (Oral) in 2016 and 2017, this is a book written by trainees, for trainees, with prominent author contribution by Prof Wong Tien Yin. This book provides invaluable guidance to readers in presenting their answers in a logical, succinct and elegant manner.

Practical Guide to VIVA and OSCE in Ophthalmology Examinations aims to complement the book titled The Ophthalmology Examinations Review by Prof Tien Yin Wong to guide candidates onto the path of success in examinations. This book illustrates the answering techniques employed during examinations, utilizing clinical photographs accompanied by a full template answer script of various high yield conditions. The style and format has been intentionally designed to simulate examination conditions and to provide candidates with ample practice in preparation for the examination.

Most major ophthalmic degrees require trainees to take and pass an oral ophthalmic exam. This book fills a significant void in the market for ophthalmic training, where texts combining clinical photos and actual exam answering techniques are severely lacking. Readers will be able to follow the answering techniques and examples provided within the book so as to better cope with the clinical exams.
Wong Tien Yin is currently Provost's Chair Professor of Ophthalmology and Medical Director at the Singapore National Eye Center, Duke-NUS Medical School, National University of Singapore. Prof. Wong has served previously as the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) Executive Director (2009–2013), and is currently the Chairman of SERI's Board. Prior to these roles, Prof. Wong was Head of the Department of Ophthalmology, National University of Singapore, and Chair of Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Prof. Wong has published >1000 peer-reviewed papers, given >300 invited named, plenary, and symposium lectures globally, and is a two times recipient of the Singapore Translational Researcher Award (2008 and 2014), the highest award for the most senior clinician-scientists in Singapore. Prof. Wong serves on Editorial Boards of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, JAMA-Ophthalmology, Diabetes Care, Ophthalmologica, and the Journal of Hypertension. He was previously the Executive Editor of the American Journal of Ophthalmology. He is a Board member of the National Medical Research Council, a Council member of the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology and President of the College of Ophthalmologists in Singapore. For his service, Prof. Wong has been recognized nationally and internationally with numerous awards, such as the National Clinician Scientist Award and the President's Science Award, two of the highest awards in Singapore. He is a recipient of the 2013 Eisenhower Fellowship from the USA.

Ng Wei Yan has attained Primary MMED Ophthalmology in 2012, Part 1 FRCOphth in 2013, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Refraction Certificate in 2014, and Final MMED Ophthalmology in 2016.

Since July 2017, he has been appointed as the Chief Registrar, Singapore National Eye Centre. Other experiences he has include Deputy Lead Resident, Singapore National Eye Centre from February to June 2016, and Lead Resident, Singapore National Eye Centre from July to December 2016.

Dr Ng has been awarded the NUS Dean's List in 2005, NUS Dean's Dinner in 2005 – 2009, Inspiring Resident Educator Award 2017, and the RISE Award — Quality Improvement Project Award 2017.

Foo Li Lian (MD, FRCOphth, MMed (Ophth), BEng (1st class honors)), graduated from National University of Singapore in 2008 with Bachelor in Engineering (Chemical) — BEng (1st Class Honors). In 2012, she was awarded Doctor of Medicine — MD, by Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. Her ophthalmology specialization, Fellow Royal College of Ophthalmologist (FRCOphth), and Master of Medicine in Ophthalmology (MMed (Ophth)) were achieved in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

She was awarded NUS Awards for Study Abroad (Exchange Awards) in 2006, Dean's List in 2006, Young Investigator Award (Clinical) in Singapore General Hospital 19th Annual Scientific Meeting in 2011, and the Singapore Society of Ophthalmologists Award for Best Oral Presentation, Runner-Up in 2013.

Dr Foo has also presented in several conferences, including Paper Presentation at National Ophthalmology Residents' Research Day in 2013, SGH Annual Scientific Meeting, and ARVO Annual Meeting in 2011.

Dr Foo is currently a senior resident at Singapore National Eye Centre.
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