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COVID-19: Examination FAQs
 

Updated 31 July 2020
 

 

FRANZCOG Oral Examination 


When is the next FRANZCOG Oral Examination?
 

The next FRANZCOG Oral Examination will take place on Sunday December 6th, 2020, this will be an online examination using Zoom web conferencing technology.   The examination will be conducted at Examination Centres across Australia and New Zealand. 

The registration period for the December 2020 FRANZCOG Oral Examinations has closed. No late applications will be accepted.
 

As at 23 September 2020


How do I register for the next FRANZCOG Oral Examination?

Applications for the December 2020 FRANZCOG Oral Examination closed on Wednesday 16 September 2020. 
 
The next FRANZCOG Oral Examination in Cycle 1 - 2021 will be held on Sunday 18 April 2021.  This will  be an online examination using Zoom web conferencing technology. The examination will be conducted at Examination Centres across Australia and New Zealand. 
 
Applications will open online for this examination at 9:00am AEST on Thursday 1 October 2020. The closing date for registrations will be 5:00pm AEST on Monday 2 November 2020. The registration form will be made available on the Examination Applications page.
 
We encourage you to contact the Examinations & Assessments Team at [email protected] for further clarification or concerns in relation to this change.
As at 23 September 2020

Can SIMG candidates who have met all their requirements sit examinations without being in an approved position?

To be eligible to sit examinations SIMG candidates need to be in a position prospectively approved by the College.
As at 7 May 2020

 

All written examinations

 

When will the next written exams be held for CWH, DRANZCOG, FRANZCOG?

The CWH, CWH Upgrade to DRANZCOG and DRANZCOG Written Examinations will be held on Tuesday 6 October 2020.
 
The FRANZCOG Written Examination will be held on Friday 23 October 2020.   The registration period for all upcoming written examinations  has closed.
 
The next CWH, CWH Upgrade to DRANZCOG, DRANZCOG, and FRANZCOG Written Examinations will be held on Friday 29 January 2021.  The examinations will be held at Clifton’s Centres in Australia including, Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and in New Zealand in Auckland and Wellington. 

Applications for the examinations will open online on Thursday 1 October 2020. The closing date for registrations will be 5:00pm AEDT on Monday 2 November 2020.  The registration forms will be made available on the Examinations Applications page.

If you have any questions regarding the RANZCOG Written Examination please email [email protected] or call +61 (3) 9417 1699.
 
As at 23 September 2020
 

Will the College be considering increasing sites for candidates to sit the written examinations?

Yes. The College continues to explore options to ensure the delivery of all written examinations meet the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic with minimal disruption to candidates.
As at 23 September 2020

DRANZCOG Advanced Oral Examination 


DRANZCOG Advanced Oral Examinations in 2020?

The DRANZCOG Advanced Oral Examination was successfully conducted on Sunday 30 August 2020 in an online format. 
 
The next DRANZCOG Advanced Oral Examination is scheduled for 13 December 2020 and will be an on-line examination using Zoom web conferencing technology for candidates who have previously applied to undertake the cancelled November 2020 examination.  The College will contact the  affected candidates directly to progress their application for this examination.
 
As at 23 September 2020
 

 

Subspecialties examinations


Will the subspecialty oral examinations be postponed?

The decision has been made to cancel the November 2020 face-to-face oral examinations and replace all face-to-face oral examinations in 2020 with online examinations which will now be scheduled for 22 and 29 November 2020.

The online oral Subspecialty examinations will be held on the following dates:
 
Subspecialty Date
MFM Oral Examination  Sunday, 22 November 2020 (morning session)
CGO Oral Examination  Sunday, 22 November 2020 (afternoon session)
COGU Oral Examination  Sunday, 29 November 2020 (morning session)
CREI Oral Examination  Sunday, 29 November 2020 (afternoon session)
  

Candidates will be required to sit the oral examination at a Clifton's Centre, with locations available in capital cities. 

The registration period for the online oral Subspecialty examinations has closed.
 
As at 23 September 2020
 

Will candidates who have already registered for the Oral Examination be required to re-register when application open?

Candidates who have previously registered for the November 2020 oral examination will be contacted to re-register for the online oral examination. Any candidate who does not wish to sit the oral examination in 2020 may withdraw without any penalty and receive a full refund.
As at 19 August 2020

 

General examination FAQs


Will I be advised about any changes to examination arrangements or do I need to keep checking myself?

All trainees interested in examination updates should continue to monitor RANZCOG website for up to date information.  
As at 7 May 2020

Where can I find out information about what is happening?

The RANZCOG home page will provide the most current information for key activities of the College. Information will be updated on a regular basis through the following communications. A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) will address concerns for the different members of the College.
 
The examinations, selection and training pages for each training program will provide updated information and contact details for more specific questions. The College newsletter Connect, our Facebook page and Twitter will also be channels where we will aim to provide up to date information for our members.
As at 24 April 2020

My current or future employment was contingent on sitting an examination that has been cancelled. What can the College do to help me secure my employment?


The circumstances relating to employment vary greatly for each trainee. The College asks any trainee who may have employment matters relating to deferred examinations to provide us with details of your circumstances. This information is being compiled to inform contingency planning options moving forward. Contact details are as follows:
As at 7 May 2020

I have registered for an exam; can I get a refund?

All registration payments received for  examinations scheduled between March and August have been rolled over to the next examination.
 
If you do not plan to sit an examination at the next opportunity and you would like a refund  please contact Assessment Services at [email protected].
As at 24 April 2020

What if I register for the next exam and then change my mind?

Once a date is confirmed for the next examination all candidates who have registered an expression of interest will be contacted to confirm their intent to continue with registration. At this point candidates will be able to continue or decline the opportunity to register for the examination. Candidates who have already paid registration and for whatever reason choose not to continue to sit the next examination will be given a full refund.
As at 24 April 2020




 

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