The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) is the leading professional organisation for the promotion of the sciences and practice of the medical specialties of Radiology and Medical Imaging (Diagnostic and Interventional and Radiation Oncology) in Australia and New Zealand.
RANZCR is responsible for assessing IMGs to determine whether the education and training and experience undertaken is comparable to an Australia or New Zealand Specialist.
In order to be recognised as a specialist in radiology or radiation oncology by the College in Australia and New Zealand, it is necessary to complete 5 years in radiology training positions accredited by the college.
If assessed as substantially comparable to Australian Trained Specialist an applicant may be required to work under supervision and undertake a peer review assessment in the workplace
Doctors assessed as partially comparable may be required to undertake a period of supervised training and to sit and pass the college part 11 examinations or sit and pass the college part 11 examinations without additional training.
If found a doctor is assessed as not comparable they will be referred back to the AMC and onto another pathway.
Radiologists: New Zealand needs you! Whether you are just looking for a better work life balance, a total life change or to do a 6 month locum placement we want to hear from you. We have opportunities in beautiful locations around the country to suit the lifestyle you are after!
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 Radiology are:
- Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists;
- Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists of London, along with the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT/CCST);
- Certificate of the American Board of Radiology;
- Specialist Certificate and Fellowship in Diagnostic Radiology of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- Fellowship of the Faculty of Radiology (Diagnostic) of the College of Medicine of South Africa
- Fellowship of the College of Radiologists (Diagnostic) of South Africa
Doctors who hold a specialist qualification in Radiology 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 Radiology 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, are 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 Radiology position.