Certification in Obstetrical and Gynaecological Ultrasound (COGU)

The Certification in Obstetrical and Gynaecological Ultrasound (COGU) will equip you with the expert knowledge and skill to perform all aspects of ultrasound diagnosis relating to obstetrics and gynaecology.

Introduction

Obstetrical and gynaecological ultrasound is a subspecialty of obstetrics and gynaecology.

Obstetrical and gynaecological ultrasound subspecialists are specialists in obstetrics and gynaecology, awarded the FRANZCOG, who are trained and assessed as being competent in all aspects of ultrasound diagnosis relating to obstetrics and gynaecology, including ultrasound guided interventional diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.

An obstetrical and gynaecological ultrasound subspecialist must spend at least 66% of his/her clinical time working in obstetrical and gynaecological diagnostic ultrasound practice.

It is desirable but not mandatory that the trainee works part of this time in a ‘tertiary care’ institution where the ultrasound department provides a comprehensive diagnostic service to general obstetrics and gynaecology and to the subspecialties.


Training documents and resources

Please click through the training and assessment requirements below for specific forms and documentation, as well as general guides and resources.

Certification in Obstetrical and Gynaecological Ultrasound (COGU) Training
Program Handbook


Current COGU subspecialists

Please follow the link below for a full list of current COGU subspecialists:

Training units

For a full list of subspecialty accredited training units and Program Directors for each subspecialty training program, please follow the link below to our Training Sites and Units page.

Apply for Prospective Approval (PA)

Each year, you must apply for Prospective Approval of your training program, including clinical and research experience, at least eight weeks before you intend to commence training.

How to apply

1

Download and complete the following documents:

2

Submit all documents via email to the relevant Subspecialty Committee.

3

Pay the full annual training fee by 31st January (or as otherwise advised if you’re commencing training in August).

Changes to approved training

If you wish to make changes to your current approved prospective approval form, you must submit a new prospective approval document to your Training Program Coordinator for approval by the relevant Committee Chair.

Please submit this document prior to commencement of subspecialty training with the Year 1 prospective approval application.

Training Assessment Record (TAR)

Please follow the links below for more information:

Formative Appraisal Report (FAR)

Please follow the link below for more information:

Prospective Approval (PA) of courses

Please follow the links below for more information on gaining Prospective Approval of the following courses:

General ultrasound course

Human genetics course

Biostatistics course

In-Hospital Clinical Assessments (IHCA)

Please follow the links below for more information:

General information

Assessment levels

Formative and summative assessment forms

Research-based Discussion (RbD)

Please follow the links below for more information:

Scholarly elective

For more information about the scholarly elective, and to apply for prospective approval, please visit our Subspecialty Training General Information page.

Post-Year 3 training

Annual Registration and Statement of Understanding (SoU)

Please follow the steps below to submit your Post-Year 3 training registration form.

1

Click the ‘apply’ button below to complete the combined Subspecialty Post-Year 3 Registration and Statement of Understanding (SoU) online form.

2

Press the ‘submit’ button within the form.

3

Pay the Post-Year 3 annual training fee by 31st January (or as otherwise advised if you’re commencing training in August).

Post-Year 3 progress reports

During Post-Year 3 training, you must submit a progress report every six months post-clinical training, and thereafter every six months, until all requirements are completed, and you are eligible to apply for certification.

Please follow the link below to download the progress report form.

Key submission dates

Please follow the link below to explore key submission dates for prospective approvals (PA), formative appraisal reports (FAR) and training assessment records (TAR).


Member wellbeing and support

A range of wellbeing services are available to trainees experiencing professional or personal difficulty during training.

Training support plans

Please click the links below for more information:


Contact

As a starting point, please contact your COGU Training Program Coordinator.

COGU Training Program Coordinator

Email: cogu@ranzcog.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9412 2956

Other useful contacts include:

Examinations and Assessment Team

Email: assessment@ranzcog.edu.au

Training Support Unit

Email: traineeliaison@ranzcog.edu.au 
Phone: +61 8 6102 2096



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