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FRANZCOG Oral Examination Information

The examination follows an SOE (Structured Oral Examination) format: 

 

  • The examination comprises 10 stations developed from the fields of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Each station is scored out of 20 marks; a total of 200 marks are available in the examination
  • Stations will be scored using a global scoring method
  • Candidates are allowed four (4) minutes reading time before each station and are examined for 12 minutes at each station (an additional two minutes is allocated to the first rotation)


Global scoring of candidate performance

Candidate performance will be assessed according to the following domains.  A selection of these domains will be assessed within each station.

  • History and Examination
  • Investigations and Interpreting Results
  • Treatment/Management
  • Clinical Knowledge
  • Complex, Urgent or Unusual Clinical Presentations
  • Appropriate Prioritisation of Patient Management
  • Rapport with Patient
  • Respect of Patient
  • Communication Skills


Availability of Places

The College may limit the number of candidates accepted for the FRANZCOG Oral Examination on any occasion, acceptance being based on the following priority order:

 

  1. the time remaining for individual applicants to complete the requirements of the Integrated Training Program or their SIMG pathway to Fellowship as applicable; and
  2. the date and time on which applications are received by the Examinations Administrator at College House. Applications to sit the examination will only be considered where the applicant has met all eligibility requirements.

Notwithstanding the provision of this regulation, the College reserves the right to determine candidates for acceptance at examination. The decision of the College shall be final and binding. The decision of the College in this regard shall not be reviewable or subject to appeal. Applications for examinations are made on this basis, and with implicit agreement to these terms.
 

FRANZCOG Oral Examination Venue

The 2018 venue is TBC
 

FRANZCOG Oral Examination Resources

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