Fellowship of RANZCOG specialist training

RANZCOG is proud to offer the only pathway to specialist qualification in obstetrics and gynaecology in Australia and New Zealand — the Fellowship of RANZCOG training program.

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If you’ve already commenced training, please visit our Current Trainees page.

Introduction

The FRANZCOG training program involves 276 weeks (six years) of hospital-based training and assessment. Training is divided into two components: 184 weeks (four years) of Basic Training, followed by an additional 92 weeks (two years) of Advanced Training.

Basic Training includes:

rotation through a minimum of two different hospitals, with at least 46 weeks in a hospital other than your ‘home’ or ‘base’ hospital, and 23 weeks in a rural hospital

logged clinical work in obstetrics and gynaecology resulting in attainment of prescribed competency levels in specified procedures

utilisation of resources through the RANZCOG e-learning platform

formative and summative assessments, including three-monthly appraisals and six-monthly assessment reports

experience in gynaecological oncology

Advanced training involves completion of relevant advanced training modules (ATMs), and a focus on:

extending your expertise in obstetrics and/or gynaecology

developing your research expertise

developing your experience in areas of special interest

Please note that you cannot progress to Advanced Training until you have satisfactorily completed all Basic Training requirements.


Apply

To learn more about the application steps, or to submit your online application form, please see our FRANZCOG Trainee Selection page.


Eligibility

To apply for the FRANZCOG training program you must be qualified in Medicine and Surgery, with a primary degree issued in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand, or from an approved international institution.

If you’re accepted into the FRANZCOG training program, your training cannot commence until you have:

completed postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) or above

secured an accredited training position

obtained prospective approval of your training position from RANZCOG


Course content

The Training Program Handbooks and Curriculum document below provide more information on the FRANZCOG training program administration and curriculum.

Please note that the website links within these documents are currently being updated. If you need further information on a particular topic, please use the ‘Search’ button in the top right corner of this screen, or contact us at: training@ranzcog.edu.au.

HANDBOOKS AND CURRICULUM

Fellowship of RANZCOG Training Program Handbook (after 1st December 2013)
A complete Basic and Advanced Training resource for trainees who commenced after 1st December 2013.
Fellowship of RANZCOG Training Program Handbook (before 1st December 2013)
A complete Basic and Advanced Training resource for trainees who commenced before 1st December 2013.
Fellowship of RANZCOG Curriculum
A framework to guide the training and practice of specialist obstetricians and gynaecologists.


Fees

All training and examination fees are payable in Australian dollars (AUD), and are not subject to Australian GST.

Application & Selection
Fee
$AUD
Frequency
FRANZCOG Selection Application Fee
$803
Submit with application
FRANZCOG Selection Interview Fee
$1,242
One-time fee, payable at offer of interview
Training
Fee
$AUD
Frequency
FRANZCOG Annual Training Fee
$4,839
Due 31 January annually
Examinations
Fee
$AUD
Frequency
FRANZCOG Written Examination
$2,362
Payable when registration confirmed
FRANZCOG Oral Examination
$4,516
Payable when registration confirmed
Elevation/ Certification
Fee
$AUD
Frequency
Fellowship Elevation Fee
$2,368
Payable after Board approval


Contact

Trainee selection

For enquiries about the FRANZCOG trainee selection process, please contact: trainee_selection@ranzcog.edu.au.

General enquiries

For general enquiries about the FRANZCOG training program, please contact: training@ranzcog.edu.au.