AAO provides clinical course to resident programs in 67 nations

February 3, 2011

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has distributed 360 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC) sets, a complete curriculum in ophthalmology, to residency training programs in 67 developing nations through its Education Distribution Project.

San Francisco-The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has distributed 360 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC) sets, a complete curriculum in ophthalmology, to residency training programs in 67 developing nations through its Education Distribution Project.

The Education Distribution Project contributes to the prevention of avoidable blindness in the most vulnerable countries by supporting the education of ophthalmologists. Of the 360 BCSC sets distributed, 200 sets were made possible through a collaboration of the AAO and the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) to provide a joint shipment of sets in developing nations. The ICO’s effort is supported in part by a grant from Alcon.

The 2010 Education Distribution Project comprises recipients in regions that include Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central America, Eurasia, Europe, and South America.