Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Australia undergo 6 years post graduate hospital-based training and assessment.
Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) is the professional body representing obstetricians, gynaecologists and women’s health practitioners in Australia.
The assessment process enables Specialist IMGs (SIMGs) to have their qualifications assessed for comparability to an Australian trained specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Overseas Specialists with Full UK Qualifications may be found to be fully comparable in some instances however those trained in Ireland, Canada, USA, South Africa are usually found to be substantially comparable. The outcome of the assessment will detail the requirements for oversight, supervision and further training (minimum 6-12 months of oversight).
The College may award Fellowship (FRANZCOG) following satisfactory completion of further training or supervision as determined by the assessment process.
OTS from India, China or Malaysia will usually be considered partially comparable and more training and supervision will be required. The doctor’s qualifications and experience will be assessed on a case by case basis by the college.
Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynaecology are in steady demand in New Zealand, meaning great opportunities are always arising for you in our beautiful country! The demand is highest in some of our smaller cities, where you’ll find an enviable work/life balance in beautiful beachside and inland locations. You’ll enjoy our friendly and sophisticated cities, with nature always on the doorstep, and the time and freedom to make the most it!
If you hold one of qualifications listed below you are eligible to work as a Locum Tenens Specialist for up to 12 months, and also to apply for Vocational Registration which has no restriction on the time you can work in New Zealand.
The approved specialist qualifications in Obstetrics & Gynaecology are:
- Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists;
- Membership or Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (United Kingdom), along with the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT/CCST);
- Certificate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists;
- Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Doctors who hold a specialist qualification in Obstetrics & Gynaecology but not one of those listed above may be eligible to apply for Vocational Registration in New Zealand, allowing you to work at Consultant level. Please contact us for more information.
Doctors without Vocational qualifications, but who have worked in Obstetrics & Gynaecology for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in one of the following Comparable Health countries, may be eligible to work in New Zealand at Registrar level, depending on your level of training and experience. Comparable Health System countries are:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Each case is different, and there are a number of pathways to registration in New Zealand, so please register with us to have an in depth assessment of your eligibility and registration options with one of our Consultants.
Feel free to give us a call to talk about your experience and how we can help to get you registered and working in a fantastic New Zealand Obstetrics & Gynaecology position.