STEP® Newly Qualified is focussed on providing support and further learning after trainees complete the Scheme for Registration. The programme assists newly qualified optometrists with moving their skills and knowledge onto the next level as they become an individual practitioner in their own right.
HOW CAN STEP® NEWLY QUALIFIED HELP YOU?
Opportunity to attend CET approved interactive webinars covering a variety of topics.
Take part in interactive sessions and practical workshops during a one-day course at the Johnson and Johnson Institute
Explore patient case scenarios on topics such as presbyopic contact lenses and binocular vision through discussion and analysis.
Discuss your career options and gain advice from experienced qualified faculty members.
READ WHAT A FEW NEWLY QUALIFIED OPTOMETRISTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE OF STEP® AFTER QUALIFICATION.
STEP® has gone above and beyond to support me during my Pre-Registration period. Finishing university, after dedicating 3 years or even more to Optics related studies may have the potential to exhaust you physically and mentally. To ease the transition into the new work-life balance, I would highly recommend enrolling onto STEP.
The webinars and revision resources provided by the STEP® faculty have given me the opportunity to clarify certain competencies and ask questions regarding clinical techniques.
My STEP® mentors Lucy and Josie have been excellent mentors and created very interesting conversation threads on the STEP® WhatsApp group; topics ranging from Pathology to BV have been covered which serves to be an excellent revision tool. I have saved screenshots of useful points regarding the management of conditions for future reference!
STEP® has been such a fantastic support throughout the duration of my pre-registration studies. In particular, from Stage 2 preparation onwards, the classes and workshops that were organised online were a great help and really increased my confidence going into the assessments. I have always found the examiners and supervisors on STEP® to be very knowledgeable and helpful, and I have learnt a lot from them throughout pre-registration. I wanted to also mention the brilliant support from the STEP® mentors who have consistently been attentive and encouraging on the mentor WhatsApp groups.