COVID-19: SIMG Program FAQs

Updated Tuesday 31 March 2020

​Is RANZCOG still interviewing SIMG applicants?

Yes, RANZCOG will continue to interview applicants who are eligible to present for an interview.
  • For those scheduled for attending the May interviews they will now be conducted via Zoom.
  • For those who are scheduled to attend interviews after May 2020 the SIMG team will keep you updated as to how your interview will be conducted.

Is RANZCOG still accepting SIMG and Short-Term Training (STT) applications?

Yes, we are still accepting applications.

I have a job lined up – can I still enter Australia and/or New Zealand?

RANZCOG cannot provide advice regarding entering Australia and New Zealand, you will need to coordinate with your hospital and seek advice from the relevant Australian and New Zealand government departments.

Can I request a reconsideration of my SIMG outcome and requirements due to COVID-19 pandemic?

All SIMG Outcomes will remain unchanged and you will still be required to complete your SIMG requirements to be eligible for Fellowship or certification.

If have been recently assessed and believe that College regulations/policies were not followed, and/or that additional relevant information should be taken into account by the original decision-making body, you can request a reconsideration of that decision.

All reconsideration request must be made using the application form and must be received by the College within 6 weeks from the date of the decision. More information can be found in the RANZCOG Exceptional Circumstance, Special Consideration and Reconsideration Policy.




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