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COVID-19: Examination FAQs
 

Updated Thursday 4 June 2020
 

 

FRANZCOG Oral Examination 


When is the next FRANZCOG Oral Examination?
 

The next FRANZCOG oral examination is scheduled for 18 October 2020. Candidates who registered for the May 2020 examination have automatically been registered for the October examination.

As at 7 May 2020

How do I register for the next FRANZCOG Oral Examination?

The College is reviewing all examinations and has made a commitment to provide at least three months’ notice to candidates prior to any examination.

Due to the uncertainty that COVID-19 has created, online registration will be made available again to all candidates for the FRANZCOG Oral Examination by mid-June 2020. 
As at 7 May 2020

What happens if I have registered or expressed interest for the FRANZCOG Oral Examination in October 2020?


All candidates who have registered or expressed interest in sitting an examination will be contacted when registration re-opens. Information will also be regularly updated on the website and in the FAQs.

As at 7 May 2020


I plan to sit the FRANZCOG Oral Examination in October, can I book travel and accommodation?

Please do not book any flights or accommodation for the October examination until you have been given a confirmation of the date of your examination in writing from the examinations team.
As at 7 May 2020

I registered for the May 2020 sitting of the FRANZCOG Oral Examination. What do I do?

All candidates who registered for the May 2020 FRANZCOG Oral Examination will be registered for the October oral examination. If you are unable to sit the examination in October 2020, please contact Assessment Services at  [email protected]. Your fees can be refunded.
As at 7 May 2020

If the FRANZCOG Written Exam is not held in 2020 & I sit the currently scheduled exam in Jan 2021, can I sit the FRANZCOG Oral Exam in May 2021?

Yes. No candidate will be adversely affected in their eligibility to sit an oral examination due to the cancellation of the written examination(s).
As at 7 May 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

 

Which Written Examinations have been deferred?

RANZCOG Written Examinations scheduled on 17 July 2020 are deferred to a date yet to be confirmed. Registered candidates have been contacted individually.  Please continue to monitor the website for updates.
As at 7 May 2020
 

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

No decision has been made as to when the next written examinations will be conducted for the Certificate, Diploma and Fellowship examinations. The current contingency plan is to organise an alternative date(s) later in the year to enable all written examinations to be undertaken.
 
The College has made a commitment to provide at least three months' notice to candidates prior to any examination.

Online registration will be made available once plans are in place and examination dates once confirmed.
As at 7 May 2020
 

Should I continue to prepare for my written examination that was postponed?

We recommend that you continue to prepare for your examination if you ae intending to sit in 2020. Candidates who have registered for examinations will be notified as soon as arrangements are finalised. Appreciating that time is needed to prepare for examinations, dates will be confirmed once available ensuring that at least three months’ notice is given to candidates. 
As at 7 May 2020
 

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

Yes. We are working to identify the best contingency plan for delivery of all written examinations in 2020.
As as 24 April 2020

DRANZCOG Advanced Oral Examination 


Which DRANZCOG Advanced Oral Examinations will run in 2020?

The DRANZCOG Advanced Oral examination scheduled on 30 August 2020 will be run in an on-line format for a limited number of candidates.

Any candidate who has registered or has submitted an expression of interest for the March or August Examination will be contacted by the examinations team. .

Online registration for the DRANZCOG Advanced Oral ONLINE Examination are now open and will close on 14 June at 5:00PM. Late applications will not be accepted. Trainees interested in this examination must read the Candidate Guide before completing the Candidate Declaration and Registration form. Please refer to the website for more information.

Future examinations for the DRANZCOG Advanced Oral Examination in 2020 will be announced as soon as plans are confirmed.
As at 1 June 2020
 

 

Subspecialties examinations


Subspecialty Written Examinations

The decision has been made that the subspecialty written examinations will be held in the RANZCOG state and territory and New Zealand offices/locations as required. All examinations will be paper based.

The Certificate Written Examination in Urogynaecology (CU) will be held on Thursday 24 September 2020.

The Certificate Written Examinations in Gynaecological Oncology (CGO), Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM), Obstetrical and Gynaecological Ultrasound (COGU) and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) will be held on Thursday 1 October 2020.

Th registration period for these written examinations has now closed.
As at 1 June 2020

Will the subspecialty oral examinations be postponed?

At this stage there are no changes to RANZCOG examinations that are scheduled in October and November 2020. The Subspecialty Oral Examinations remain scheduled for 22 November 2020.
 
Due to the uncertainty that COVID-19 has created, on-line registration will be made available again to all candidates for the Subspecialty Oral Examinations, after the RANZCOG Board meets at the end of July and in line with Government restrictions in place at that time.
 
The College has made a commitment to provide at least three months’ notice to candidates prior to any examination.
 
As at 7 May 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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