Subspecialty examinations

Find everything you need to know about examinations for our five subspecialty training programs — CGO, CMFM, COGU, CREI and CU.

Dates and registration

Trainees undertaking subspecialty training must complete a written and oral examination (with the exception of the Certification in Urogynaecology, which does not have an oral examination).

Examination and registration dates for 2022 are detailed in the tables below. A link to an online registration form will be visible if applications are currently open for your subspecialty examination.

Applications close at 5:00 PM AEST. Late applications will not be accepted.

For more information on examination dates and registration, please contact the Examinations and Assessment team at: assessment@ranzcog.edu.au.

Gynaecological Oncology (CGO)

Written examination

Examination
date
Applications
open
Applications
close
Application
link
Tuesday
6 September 2022
Tuesday
1 March 2022
Tuesday
12 April 2022
Closed

Oral examination

Examination
date
Applications
open
Applications
close
Application
link
Sunday
20 November 2022
Wednesday
20 April 2022
Tuesday
17 May 2022
Closed

Maternal Fetal Medicine (CMFM)

Written examination

Examination
date
Applications
open
Applications
close
Application
link
Wednesday
13 July 2022
Tuesday
1 March 2022
Tuesday
12 April 2022
Closed

Oral examination

Examination
date
Applications
open
Applications
close
Application
link
Sunday
6 November 2022
Wednesday
20 April 2022
Tuesday
17 May 2022
Closed

Obstetrical and Gynaecological Ultrasound (COGU)

Written examination

Examination
date
Applications
open
Applications
close
Application
link
Thursday
8 September 2022
Tuesday
1 March 2022
Tuesday
12 April 2022
Closed

Oral examination

Examination
date
Applications
open
Applications
close
Application
link
Sunday
6 November 2022
Wednesday
20 April 2022
Tuesday
17 May 2022
Closed

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI)

Written examination

Examination
date
Applications
open
Applications
close
Application
link
Tuesday
6 September 2022
Tuesday
1 March 2022
Tuesday
12 April 2022
Closed

Oral examination

Examination
date
Applications
open
Applications
close
Application
link
Sunday 20 November 2022Wednesday
20 April 2022
Tuesday
17 May 2022
Closed

Urogynaecology (CU)

Written examination

Examination
date
Applications
open
Applications
close
Application
link
Thursday
8 September 2022
Tuesday
1 March 2022
Tuesday
12 April 2022
Closed

Fees

Examination fees
Fee
$AUD
Frequency
Subspecialty Written Examination (CGO, CMFM, COGU, CREI or CU)
$2,431
Payable when registration confirmed
Subspecialty Oral Examination (CGO, CMFM, COGU or CREI)
$5,538
Payable when registration confirmed


Online application process

To finalise your examination application, you will need to:

submit your application form, including payment details for the examination fee — please see the Dates and Registration section in your chosen subspecialty above

advise the Examinations and Assessment team via email if you have a sponsor for the examination: assessment@ranzcog.edu.au

Once you’ve submitted your application, you will receive email communication from the College to:

acknowledge your application and payment

confirm your eligibility to sit the examination (sent out 2–3 weeks after applications have closed)

If you wish to withdraw from an examination after submitting your application, please contact the Examinations and Assessment team via email: assessment@ranzcog.edu.au.

Before submitting your application, please refer to the RANZCOG Regulations (sections C4–C6 on the FRANZCOG Written and Oral Examinations) for more information on topics such as eligibility, availability of places and withdrawals.


Format

Trainees must complete a written and oral examination for subspecialty certification in:

Gynaecological oncology (CGO)

Maternal fetal medicine (CMFM)

Obstetrical and gynaecological ultrasound (COGU)

Reproductive endocrinology and infertility (CREI)

If you’re undertaking subspecialty training in urogynaecology (CU), you must complete a written examination only.

Any requests for examination accommodations must be made by an application for special consideration, accompanied by evidence of the exceptional grounds for the application.

Written examination

The written examination comprises 10 short-answer questions (150 marks) to assess your knowledge and understanding of the curriculum. The time allowed is 3 hours and 15 minutes.

In 2022, the written examination will be delivered in an computer-based format at examination centres in major cities across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Please refer to the online registration form when applications are open form for a list of cities

For more information on the breadth and depth of knowledge required to successfully sit the examination, please refer to your subspecialty handbook.

Oral examination

Until further notice, the oral exam will held in an online format. The College will invite you to attend a RANZCOG regional office in the capital city where you reside.

Invigilators will be present at the examination, while examiners will deliver the examination questions via video conference.

The examination will follow a structured oral examination format, as follows:

AssessmentTime
8–9 stations, each involving:

– 5 minutes for reading (and taking notes)
– 15 minutes for examination
– 20 marks

Total: 180 marks
Approximately 3 hours
(subject to number of candidates)

At each station, you will be assessed according to a global (holistic) scoring method, against a combination of the following domains:

History and examination

Investigations and interpreting results

Treatment/management

Clinical knowledge

Complex, urgent or unusual clinical presentations

Appropriate prioritisation of patient management

Rapport with patient, support person and/or colleague

Respect of patient, support person and/or colleague

Communication skills


Resources

Trainees can access the below resources to prepare for the subspecialty examinations.


Results

Trainees will find out the release date for results at a pre-examination seminar.

On this date, you will be able to access your results by logging into Integrate with your five-digit RANZCOG ID number and your password.

The College recommends accessing your Integrate account well before the release date to confirm your login details. To reset your password, please click the ‘Forgotten password’ link.

Please note that the College has a number of checks in place to ensure that all examination results are correct prior to release. As such, the College does not remark examinations unless a procedural error has been identified.


Policies and procedures

The below policies relate to examinations and may be of interest. More information on examinations can also be found in the RANZCOG Regulations (sections C4–C6 on the FRANZCOG Written and Oral Examinations).

EXAMINATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Exceptional Circumstance, Special Consideration and Reconsideration Policy
Individuals are able to apply for variation to the normal requirements on the grounds of…
Recording of Assessments Policy
This policy defines the; purpose, scope, access, and retention terms relating to all recordings obtained…
RANZCOG Release of Examination Results Policy
The purpose of this policy is to outline the manner in which results for RANZCOG…
RANZCOG Examinations Emergency Policy
The approach taken by RANZCOG to address the occurrence of a an emergency during an…


Contact

Technical support

For technical support relating to examination applications and results, please contact: help@ranzcog.edu.au or 03 9114 3905.

General enquiries

For general enquiries, please contact the Examinations and Assessment team via email at: assessment@ranzcog.edu.au

Our team can assist you with:

withdrawing an examination application

rescheduling an examination (due to COVID-19 or another reason)

examination accommodations and special consideration

examination sponsorship (e.g. workplace support )



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