Melbourne – +61 (3) 9417 1699
|Location||(Head Office) College House, 254-260 Albert Street, East Melbourne|
|College Description||RANZCOG is dedicated to the establishment of high standards of practice in obstetrics and gynaecology and women’s health. The College trains and accredits doctors throughout Australia and New Zealand in the specialties of obstetrics and gynaecology so that they are capable of providing the highest standards of healthcare. The College also supports research into women’s health and acts as an advocate for women’s healthcare by forging productive relationships with individuals, the community and professional organisations, both locally and internationally.|
|Fellowship Name||Fellowship of RANZCOG (FRANZCOG)|
|Fellowship Description||The RANZCOG Fellowship is the admission to the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. It demonstrates to governments, the medical community and the Australian and New Zealand community that a Fellow has met the required level of competence to deliver unsupervised services in any obstetric and/or gynaecology setting in Australia and New Zealand. Fellows of the College work in the public and private health system, in hospitals and clinics; they teach and undertake research, in universities and in clinical settings; they work collaboratively with other healthcare organisations and government bodies to ensure that women and their families have access to quality care; and many Fellows do extensive pro bono work for the College and the community.|
|Indigenous entry pathway||No|
The specialist training program comprises the Core/Basic Training Program (4 years or 184 weeks), and the Advanced Training Program (a further 2 years or 92 weeks), which culminates in Fellowship of the College (FRANZCOG). Trainees cannot progress to Advanced Training until they have satisfactorily completed all Core/Basic Training requirements. Fellowship training involves six years (276 weeks) of postgraduate hospital-based training and assessment.
To apply for the Specialist O & G training program in Australia or New Zealand, medical practitioners must possess an approved Australian or New Zealand primary medical degree, or have the Australian Medical Council certificate (for applicants in Australia), or be a graduate of a Medical School recognised by the New Zealand Medical Council (for applicants in New Zealand). Medical practitioners must also have general registration with the Medical Board of Australia or the Medical Council of New Zealand.
Applicants accepted to the FRANZCOG Training Program cannot commence training unless they have completed PGY2 or above, and have obtained an accredited training position and prospective approval to undertake training in that position.
Further information can be found via the Statement of Principles, Eligibility, and Selection Criteria on the RANZCOG website.
Applications for training in New Zealand open in February each year, and in Australia in April. Details and key dates of the RANZCOG Trainee Selection Process can be found on the College website.
The specialist training program comprises the:
The four-year (184 weeks) Core Program includes the following:
The Advanced Program follows the Core Program. It comprises the final two years (92 weeks) of the FRANZCOG Training Program. Trainees entering the Advanced Program are required to submit a plan each year which is designed to meet their own educational needs.
There are a variety of assessment methods over the duration of the FRANZCOG Training Program, including:
For further detail please refer to the Specialist Training and Assessments page of the RANZCOG website.
Please visit the website for up to date information on fees.
RANZCOG does not have a dedicated pathway for Indigenous entry; however, RANZCOG actively supports selection of Indigenous applicants (in both Australia and New Zealand) into the training program by allocating additional points on the basis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status. An applicant who is of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, or who identifies as a person of such heritage and is accepted as such by the relevant community receives 10 points on their CV application. The CV application has a total of 48 points.
Further information relating to the FRANZCOG Training Program is on the College website.
Queries can be directed to the RANZCOG training team at email@example.com
RANZCOG has established an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship to support a commencing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander trainee who may have experienced financial hardship and/or education disadvantage that has impacted on their ability to complete their training. Priority is given to Trainees commencing second year of training and whom have not completed their written or clinical examinations. The scholarship will provide financial support covering the annual training fee, and both written and oral examination fees.
RANZCOG does not have any specific financial assistance programs for Indigenous trainees; however, there are avenues for support and/or extensions of payment to all trainees experiencing financial hardship.
Dr Marilyn Clarke, Chair, RANZCOG Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Health Committee – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Leigh Duncan, Chair, He Hono Wāhine – email@example.com
Dr Greg Jenkins, Chair, RANZCOG Training Accreditation Committee – firstname.lastname@example.org