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College of Optometrists announces latest OCSE results

The education body reported a pass rate of 70%

Joseph Oakley

The pass rate for the latest Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OCSE) hosted by the College of Optometrists was 70%, it has been revealed.

The College said that the figure for the Scheme for Registration’s final assessment is in line with the previous year’s pass rates.

“Passing the OSCE is the final hurdle of a challenging, but rewarding, assessment programme which ensures all new entrants have met the high standards required to begin their careers as qualified optometrists,” the College of Optometrists’ head of assessment, Joseph Oakley (pictured), said.

He added: “These newly qualified practitioners are entering the profession at an exciting time and will help shape the future of optometry using the skills and knowledge they have developed throughout the Scheme for Registration.”

The OSCE, which took place at the Royal College of General Practitioners in July, acts as a final check that competence across the framework has been achieved and maintained.