Exam Table of Specifications

Ophthalmology Written Qualifying Examination for Certification

Table of Specifications

  • External Disease and Cornea
  • Fundamental Principles of Ophthalmology, General Medicine, Anesthesia
  • Glaucoma
  • Intraocular Inflammation and Uveitis
  • Lens and Cataract
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Optics, Refraction and Contact Lenses
  • Orbit, Eyelids, Lacrymal System
  • Pathology and Tumors
  • Pediatrics and Strabismus
  • Retina and Vitreous

The written qualifying examination is designed to test these sub-specialty areas. Each sub-specialty area is further defined by the following subcategories:

(1) Application questions evaluate how the candidate uses his/her knowledge to solve clinical challenges within the particular sub-specialty area.

(2) Comprehension questions evaluate the candidate’s understanding of how factual material fits together to define concepts within the particular sub-specialty area.

(3) Basic knowledge questions evaluate the candidate’s understanding of generally accepted factual material in the particular sub-specialty area.


Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery Written Qualifying Examination for Certification

Table of Specifications

Otology Portion

  • Audiology
  • Congenital
  • External Ear
  • Internal Ear
  • Middle Ear

Rhinology Portion

  • Allergy
  • Congenital
  • Nasopharynx
  • Rhinology
  • Sinus
Laryngology Portion 

  • Larynx
  • Laser
  • Neck
  • Oropharynx
  • Salivary and Endocrine

Facial Plastic Surgery Portion

  • Facial Plastics
  • Reconstructive
  • Trauma
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