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Who are we?

Regional Fellows

Regional Fellows are a group of rural, regional and remote Fellows who come together with an interest in issues that impact on the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology in regional areas.
 

Who can join?

Eligibility

The Definition of a Regional Fellow

A Regional Fellow (with voting rights) is defined as a RANZCOG Fellow working in Australian Standard Geographical Classification - Remoteness Areas (ASGC-RA) 2-5, excluding Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory*.

*Fellows in Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and ASGC-RA 1 are not eligible to become Regional Fellows with voting rights, but may apply to the Regional Fellows Committee to participate in Regional Fellows activities and projects.

Further information about ASGC-RA can be found on the Doctor Connect website.

A Fellow may elect to vote for their Regional Fellows Representatives on RANZCOG Council if their major practice is in ASGC-RA 2-5 (with the exception of Fellows in Tasmania and ACT).

Fellows in Tasmania, ACT and ASGC-RA 1 are not eligible to become Regional Fellows with voting rights, but may apply to the Regional Fellows Committee to participate in Regional Fellows activities and projects.

Not sure of your ASGC-RA code?

You can find your ASGC-RA code and further information by visiting: www.doctorconnect.gov.au.

Alternatively, please contact: Angie Spry
 

Why join?

Benefits

The benefits of being a Regional Fellow include:

  • Regional Fellow voting rights during Council elections
  • Easier access to discuss issues with Fellows in similar circumstances
  • Eligibility to receive electronic newsletter Regional Fellows ConneXion


How to Join?

Download the  Regional Fellows Voting Application Form or contact the College for a copy.
Completed forms should be sent to:  Angie Spry
 

Application for Regional Voting Rights / Joining the Interest Group

The Regional Fellows are a group of rural, regional and remote Fellows who come together with an interest in issues that impact on the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology in regional areas. The benefits of being a Regional Fellow include Regional Fellow voting rights during Council elections and easier access to discuss issues with Fellows in similar circumstances. Regional Fellows and members of the Regional Fellows Interest Group are eligible to receive the electronic newsletter Regional Fellows ConneXion, participate in the Annual Scientific Meeting and Government-funded CPD projects via Rural Health Continuing Education.

The Regional Fellows Committee (RFC)

The role of the RFC is to advise the RANZCOG Council on all matters affecting obstetric and gynaecology practice undertaken by Regional Fellows. The RFC considers and advises on matters relating to:

  • the provision of obstetric and gynaecology services in rural areas, including workforce issues;
  • development of guidelines on aspects of the Regional practice, as necessary;
  • leadership and advice on CPD activities for Regional Fellows in both externally and College funded projects; and
  • consultation on documents from external bodies on rural workforce, rural practice and/or rural health issues.

The RFC is also responsbile for organising an Annual Scientific Meeting for Regional Fellows.
 

The Application Process

Applying for voting rights

1. Fill in the Regional Fellows Voting Application  (Sections 1, 2a & 3) sign and return to RANZCOG.

2. Your application is then sent to the RANZCOG Regional Fellows Committee for approval.

3. Following the Committee's approval, your application is then sent to the next RANZCOG Council meeting for endorsement.

4. Upon approval by RANZCOG Council, you will be notified and your status changed to a voting Regional Fellow.

Joining the Interest Group

1. Fill in the Regional Fellows Interest Group Application (Sections 1, 2b & 3), sign and return to RANZCOG.

2. Your application is then sent to the RANZCOG Regional Fellows Committee for approval.

3. Upon approval by the RANZCOG Regional Fellows Committee you will be notified and added to the Interest Group.

Return completed application forms to:

Angie Spry
Coordinator, Regional Fellows
RANZCOG, College House
254-260 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002

Email: [email protected]
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