Your Pathway into Gynaecological Oncology training in North Queensland
- Applicants can apply in Year 4 of Basic training to commence Subspecialty training in Year 5.
- Applicants must have a current Medical Registration with the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) or the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) as applicable with no restrictions, conditions, undertakings or any other limitations that would adversely impact on or limit their ability to train toward and ultimately act as a subspecialist in the CGO Subspecialty.
- Applicants must have successfully completed and been credited with at least 138 weeks (FTE) of basic training, passed the FRANZCOG Written and Oral examinations, or passed the FRANZCOG Written examination and applied to sit then subsequently pass the FRANZCOG Oral examination held in the first half of the year in which they apply for entry to the CGO Training Program, or have obtained the FRANZCOG.
- Refer to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) for further information on selection and/or eligibility
Total Training Time
Total: 3 years (full-time) subspeciality training
- Must actively participate in the work of an approved Gynaecological Oncology unit for a minimum of two (2) years.
- Undertake training at a minimum of two accredited training units
- Spend at least six months (full-time equivalent) in one training unit
- Download a copy of the Training Program Handbook here.
How to Apply
Applicants who are eligible to apply for Gynaecological Oncology training, need to apply directly to RANZCOG.
Open: 15 January each year
Close: 15 February each year
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Gynaecological Oncologist?
A Gynaecological Oncologist is a specialist who is dual qualified with a minimum of 6 years of training in obstetrics and gynaecology with an additional training period of at least 3 years undertaken in gynaecological oncology (cancer diagnosis and management).
Where can I find more information about training?
The CGO Training Program Handbook is a great resource.
Disclaimer: The information provided on this website aims to assist medical students and doctors in training with medical career planning. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is current and accurate, all details should be verified through the relevant Specialist College.
NQRTH is an initiative of the Australian Government's Integrated Rural Training Pipeline (IRTP) and is facilitated by James Cook University in partnership with public and private hospitals, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), health services, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and GP clinics.