Pete Rae places in top 10% of National Ophthalmology Exam


Congratulations to undergraduate Pete Rae, (2020, Medicine – Clinical) who placed in the top 10% of students in the Royal College of Ophthalmology's annual Prize Examination.

This examination, open to medical undergraduates across the UK and Ireland, is deliberately designed to be at a very high academic standard, with top placing students receiving congratulations from the institution. Questions are mostly based on clinical ophthalmology but other areas covered include ocular physiology, anatomy and pathology as well as genetics of eye conditions and socio-economic medicine relevant to ophthalmology.  In the clinical questions all the sub-speciality areas within ophthalmology are covered.

Pete was one of 501 participants in the exam, drawn from 40 different medical schools throughout the UK and Ireland. He was one of just five Oxford Clinical Medical students to finish in the top 10% of candidates, and the only fourth year student to do so.

Reflecting on the exam, Pete commented:

“Having been interested in the eye at the pre-clinical level and having had our start to clinical experience delayed by COVID, I was keen to learn more about ophthalmology. I’m delighted that the exam went well, and excited to see if I can do even better next year!”