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Your Pathway into Urogynaecology training in North Queensland

Entry Requirements

  • Full 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.  
  • CU training must have successfully completed and been credited with at least 138 weeks (FTE) of Basic Training, and eligible to commence Advanced Training; or 
  • CGO, CREI, CMFM and COGU training must have successfully completed and been credited with at least 138 weeks (FTE) of Basic Training, passed the FRANZCOG Written Examination and applied to sit and subsequently pass the FRANZCOG Oral Examination held in the first half of the year in which they apply for entry to a subspecialty training program(s). 

Total Training Time

Total: 3 years (full-time) subspeciality training

  • 100 anti-incontinence procedures per training period  
  • 100 reconstructive surgical procedures per training period 
  • Atendance at a program of lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and conferences on Urogynaecology.  
  • Six (6) months of appropriate experience in closely related field may be approved as part of clinical training  
  • A research project, on some aspect of, or pertaining to, the CU subspecialty, mist be completed by each subspecialty trainee 
  • A written examination can be attempted following 46 weeks of satisfactory training.  

How to Apply

  • All applicants must apply directly through RANZCOG  
  • Please visit the RANZCOG website to access the portal  

Application Deadline

Applications open: 15 January each year  

Applications close: 15 February each year 

Frequently Asked Questions

How many times can I apply to the training program?

For applicants applying to join a Subspecialty Training Program after 1 July 2017, a maximum of three (3) applications in total may be made by any applicant to a particular subspecialty and a maximum of four (4) applications in total may be made across two or more subspecialties. 

How long do I have to complete my training?

All training and assessment requirements necessary for the awarding of certification in a subspecialty must be completed within nine (9) years of commencement in the program. 

Can I resign from the Subspecialty Training Program?

Trainees who resign from a training post prior to the completion of a prospectively approved period of training and completion of relevant assessments will be regarded as having resigned from the relevant subspecialty training program, unless done so with the approval of the Chair of the relevant Subspecialty Committee. 

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.

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