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Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

RANZCOG offers a number of scholarships and fellowships to support workforce development in obstetrics and gynaecology through networking, training, education and research between colleagues across our region and globally.
 

Scholarship recipients, RANZCOG ASM, Adelaide 2018


RANZCOG Regional & New Zealand Committee Pacific Scholarships Program


Selection: Awardees nominated by Pacific medical schools (not available for self-application)
Number of scholarships: Up to 6 scholarships per year
Adjudicator: RANZCOG
Nomination period: 6–9 months prior to the scholarship dates


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RANZCOG CPD Program Associate Membership Scholarship to attend the RANZCOG ASM

Selection: Call for applications from Associate Members occurs 6–9 months prior to each ASM
Number of scholarships: 1 per year
Adjudicator: RANZCOG
Nomination period: 6–9 months prior to the scholarship dates


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The RANZCOG continuing professional development (CPD) Program for Pacific O&G Specialists offers one scholarship to each Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) to an Associate Member from the Pacific. This scholarship is advertised to Associate Members 6–9 months prior to each ASM scholarship.
 

RANZCOG Brian Spurrett Fellowships

Selection: Available for self-application
Number of scholarships:The Fellowships will be offered in alternate years to doctors in even years, and midwives in odd years.
Adjudicator: RANZCOG
Nomination period: to be advised, subject to funding.


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The RANZCOG Women's Health Foundation provides the Brian Spurrett Fellowship in memory of Professor Brian Spurrett, a leader in building professional relationships between RANZCOG and the Pacific. The Brian Spurrett Fellowships, which have been offered since 2004, support doctors and nurses actively working in reproductive health in the Pacific, to undertake short-term training in an Australian or New Zealand institution.

Each year, the Foundation awards a small number of Fellowships to enable eligible doctors, nurses or midwives to continue their professional development.

Currently the Brian Spurrett Fellowship for doctors (in alternate years) is being used for a fellowship to enable a Pacific O&G specialist to attend the Anatomy of Complications Workshop, Perth. RANZCOG gratefully acknowledges the support of the Anatomy of Complications Workshop Organisers for providing free workshop registration towards the Brian Spurrett Fellowship to support this Fellowship.
 

RANZCOG Academic O&G Fellowships for medical schools in University of Papua New Guinea and Fiji National University

Selection: Awardees nominated by Pacific medical schools (not available for self-application)
Number of scholarships: Discretionary
Adjudicator: University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and Fiji National University (FNU) College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS)
Nomination period: From time to time, on recommendation from the Pacific medical schools

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RANZCOG Shan S Ratnam Young Gynaecologist Award (YGA)

Selection: RANZCOG Fellows and Associate Members under 40 are eligible to apply for the YGA.
Number of scholarships: offered in conjunction with the Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOFOG) Congress, held every two years.
Adjudicator: RANZCOG
Nomination period: More information about applying for the YGA 2021 will be made available in late 2020 or early 2021.
 

Awards for Best Candidates in the O&G examinations conducted in the medical schools in University of Papua New Guinea and Fiji National University

Selection: Awardees nominated by Pacific medical schools (not available for self-application)
Number of scholarships:  2 per year
Adjudicator: University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and Fiji National University (FNU) College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS)
Nomination period: Following FNU and UPNG examinations, with award made the following year


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For more than 20 years, RANZCOG has provided awards to the Best Candidates in the Master of Medicine (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) examination and Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology examination at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), and to the Best Candidate in the Master of Medicine (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) examination at the Fiji National University (FNU) College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS). The award includes a book prize and certificate. Acknowledgement is made to Bayer Australia Limited (Bayer) for sponsorship of these awards, known as the RANZCOG/Bayer awards.
 

RANZCOG Women’s Health Award Program for participating University medical schools in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea


Selection: Awardees nominated by medical schools (not available for self-application)
Number of scholarships: 2 per year
Adjudicator: University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and Fiji National University (FNU) College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS)
Nomination period: Nominations received and Awards made by April each year


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One of the ways RANZCOG promotes the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology amongst medical students is through the Women’s Health Award. Established in 2005, the $500 Award is offered on an annual basis to all medical schools in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea in recognition of an outstanding obstetrics and gynaecology medical student.
 

Anatomy of Complications Workshop Pacific Scholarship


Selection: Awardees nominated by Pacific medical schools (not available for self-application)
Number of scholarships: one scholarship every second year (odd-numbered years)
Adjudicator: RANZCOG
Nomination period: November 8–9, 2019

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