Guest Editorial The Basic and Clinical Science Course; World's Leading Ophthalmic Education Resources

Abolfazl Rahimi
unpublished
Editorial/Mini-review The Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC) book series served as an excellent companion to more comprehensive texts for residents who are reviewing and studying basic and clinical science. The book series deals mainly with the most up to date key facts that are imperative from basic sciences perspectives to recent advances and clinical studies in the field of ophthalmology and visual sciences. This endeavor has been of incalculable advantage to the quality of ophthalmic
more » ... lity of ophthalmic care worldwide. Thus, it was selected as one of the "one hundred important 20 th century ophthalmic books" in the "Arch Ophthalmol" Journal. New generation of BCSC would be excellent resources with being one of the most frequently used books to study for ophthalmology examinations in recent years. They are well organized and straight forward major textbooks worldwide. BCSC book series by American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has been established as one of the world's prominent ophthalmic resources; they have been posted for readers with hundreds of figures and self-assessment tools. These and numerous other additional characteristics ensure their continuing status as a prominent information resource in the field of ophthalmology and visual sciences. The BCSC series is considered to be refreshingly unique educational materials. The book series deals principally with the most contemporary key facts and topics that are imperative from anatomy, embryology, and physiology perspectives to recent advances and clinical studies. The Basic and Clinical Science Course book series was initiated in 1938, when Dr Harry Gradle proposed to the AAO to initiate a home study course for ophthalmology trainees. In 1970 the course was restructured and its name was altered to the BCSC. By 1975 it was specifically intended for both ophthalmologists in training and in practice. Every year a set of more than 10 volumes was published, each volume devoted to a particular section of ophthalmic comprehension. AAO through the BCSC has been distributing fresh ophthalmic knowledge throughout the world for the last 70 years. Unique in its format, this series is both intentionally didactic, repetitive and focus on most frequently addressed basic and clinical subjects. This project has been of incalculable advantage to the quality of ophthalmic care worldwide. Therefore it was designated as one of the "one hundred important 20 th century ophthalmic books".
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