International Medical Graduates

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) welcomes Doctors, Specialists and Subspecialists from around the world to apply to RANZCOG for assessment for recognition to practice in Australia and New Zealand.


International Doctors

RANZCOG offers postgraduate training to any medical graduate who has an approved Australian or New Zealand primary medical degree (in Australia) or has obtained the Australian Medical Certificate (AMC), and general medical registration in the relevant country.


General information on training with RANZCOG (PDF)

Information for Prospective Trainees (PDF)

Visit Applying to the FRANZCOG Training Program on the Specialist pages for information on how to apply to become an O & G specialist in Australia or New Zealand.


International Specialists

Specialists who have obtained Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) qualifications outside of Australia and New Zealand, and who wish to practice in Australia may apply to RANZCOG for assessment for one of three O&G pathways.


Visit International Specialists for information on Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG) pathways, and how to apply.


International Subspecialists

This process is currently under review and we are no longer accepting applications.


Short-Term Training in a Medical Specialty

Short-Term Training (STT) in a Medical Specialty allows International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who have an international specialist O&G qualification or who are close to completing their specialist training overseas to access training in obstetrics and gynaecology in short-term positions in Australian hospitals (usually from 12 to 24 months’ duration).


Visit Short-Term Training in a Medical Specialty for information on who is eligible to apply, and the documentation required.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

View the list of FAQs on the International Specialists: Applying page for answers to a wide range of questions about having your international O&G qualification recognised in Australia or New Zealand.


More information

To enquire about SIMG pathways, contact the Specialist International Medical Graduates team:

Email: [email protected]



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