Obstetrics and Gynaecology

An obstetrician-gynaecologist is a specialist doctor who cares for women and specialises in pregnancy, childbirth and reproductive health.
Minimum Time to Completion: 8 years from graduation

Details

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must satisfy all of the following College regulations in order to be eligible for application to the training program:

  • To apply for the FRANZCOG Training Program in Australia or New Zealand, doctors must possess an approved Australian or New Zealand primary medical degree, or (for applicants in Australia) have successfully completed the requirements necessary to obtain the Australian Medical Council (AMC) certificate
  • Have completed PGY2 or above
  • Applicants must have citizenship or have been granted permanent residency status in the country of application at the time of application to the College, or provide satisfactory evidence that the applicant will have all necessary approvals to undertake training in Australia or New Zealand by the date of commencement of training
  • Medical practitioners must possess general registration with the Medical Board of Australia under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme and must also meet any residency or visa requirements enabling employment at any hospital within the jurisdiction(s) for which they are applying, as well as documentary evidence of medical registration (general medical registration in Australia or New Zealand/AMC certification/permanent residency/visa requirements, as applicable) must be available to be provided if requested no later than the closing date for applications

Application Process

The RANZCOG Selection process consists of the following components:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Applicant-nominated referee
  • Institutional Reference
  • Interview

The specialist training program comprises the Core Training Program (4 years or 184 weeks), and the Advanced Training Program (a further 2 years or 92 weeks), which culminates in Fellowship of the College (FRANZCOG). Trainees cannot progress to Advanced Training until they have satisfactorily completed all Core Training requirements. Fellowship training involves six years (276 weeks) of postgraduate hospital-based training and assessment.

The four year (184 weeks) Core Program includes the following:

  • Rotation through a minimum of two different hospitals, with at least 46 weeks in a hospital other than that designated as the trainee’s ‘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
  • Utilising the resources of CLIMATE, the RANZCOG e-learning platform
  • Formative and summative assessments, including three-monthly appraisals and six-monthly assessment reports
  • Experience in gynaecological oncology

The Advanced Program follows the Core Program. It comprises the final two years (92 weeks) of the FRANZCOG Training Program. Trainees entering the Advanced Program are required to submit a plan each year which is designed to meet their own educational needs.

Annual Fee:

Annual training fee: Y1-3: $4839
PVP: 1097

Exam Fee:

Written: $2362
Oral $4516

Prevocational Training Pathway Fee:

AUD $1097

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY3

Training Duration (minimum)

6 years

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
General / Medical / Surgical
Year 3
Commence O+G Training (PGY3+)
Part Time Option: Yes
The information found in this portal has been painstakingly collated by JMOs for JMOs, and is intended as a career progression guide for every aspiring JMO. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information presented on this website, but recent changes made by Specialist Medical Colleges may not be reflected in real time; please consult with the respective Specialist Medical College websites for the latest information. PMCV and JMO Victoria accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. Please feel free to contact our team with suggestions or comments via the feedback form.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

An obstetrician-gynaecologist is a specialist doctor who cares for women and specialises in pregnancy, childbirth and reproductive health.
Minimum Time to Completion: 8 years from graduation

Details

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must satisfy all of the following College regulations in order to be eligible for application to the training program:

  • To apply for the FRANZCOG Training Program in Australia or New Zealand, doctors must possess an approved Australian or New Zealand primary medical degree, or (for applicants in Australia) have successfully completed the requirements necessary to obtain the Australian Medical Council (AMC) certificate
  • Have completed PGY2 or above
  • Applicants must have citizenship or have been granted permanent residency status in the country of application at the time of application to the College, or provide satisfactory evidence that the applicant will have all necessary approvals to undertake training in Australia or New Zealand by the date of commencement of training
  • Medical practitioners must possess general registration with the Medical Board of Australia under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme and must also meet any residency or visa requirements enabling employment at any hospital within the jurisdiction(s) for which they are applying, as well as documentary evidence of medical registration (general medical registration in Australia or New Zealand/AMC certification/permanent residency/visa requirements, as applicable) must be available to be provided if requested no later than the closing date for applications

Application Process

The RANZCOG Selection process consists of the following components:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Applicant-nominated referee
  • Institutional Reference
  • Interview

Program Structure

The specialist training program comprises the Core Training Program (4 years or 184 weeks), and the Advanced Training Program (a further 2 years or 92 weeks), which culminates in Fellowship of the College (FRANZCOG). Trainees cannot progress to Advanced Training until they have satisfactorily completed all Core Training requirements. Fellowship training involves six years (276 weeks) of postgraduate hospital-based training and assessment.

The four year (184 weeks) Core Program includes the following:

  • Rotation through a minimum of two different hospitals, with at least 46 weeks in a hospital other than that designated as the trainee’s ‘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
  • Utilising the resources of CLIMATE, the RANZCOG e-learning platform
  • Formative and summative assessments, including three-monthly appraisals and six-monthly assessment reports
  • Experience in gynaecological oncology

The Advanced Program follows the Core Program. It comprises the final two years (92 weeks) of the FRANZCOG Training Program. Trainees entering the Advanced Program are required to submit a plan each year which is designed to meet their own educational needs.

Fees

Annual Fee:

Annual training fee: Y1-3: $4839
PVP: 1097

Exam Fee:

Written: $2362
Oral $4516

Prevocational Training Pathway Fee:

AUD $1097

Useful Resources / Courses / Conferences

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY3

Training Duration (minimum)

6 years

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
General / Medical / Surgical
Year 3
Commence O+G Training (PGY3+)
Part Time Option: Yes
The information found in this portal has been painstakingly collated by JMOs for JMOs, and is intended as a career progression guide for every aspiring JMO. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information presented on this website, but recent changes made by Specialist Medical Colleges may not be reflected in real time; please consult with the respective Specialist Medical College websites for the latest information. PMCV and JMO Victoria accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. Please feel free to contact our team with suggestions or comments via the feedback form.

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