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Assessor and supervisor training – overseas specialists

Partial Comparability Placement

Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs) who are on the Partial Comparability Placement are required to have a RANZCP-accredited supervisor, who is a Fellow of the College and has completed the 2012 Fellowship Program supervisor training. This training is organised by the Branch Training Committee who can be contacted by referring to the Training contacts web page.

Substantial Comparability Placement

Supervisors

SIMGs on the Substantial Comparability Placement are required to have a supervisor who is a Fellow of the College, is an accredited RANZCP supervisor and has completed the additional Substantial Comparability Supervisor training which is over and above RANZCP-accredited supervisor training.

Fellows who are interested in becoming a supervisor for the Substantial Comparability Placement are asked to email the Specialist International Medical Graduate Education team via comparability@ranzcp.org. A nomination form and brief CV needs to be submitted to the Substantial Comparability Assessment Review Panel (SCARP) and if accepted, a teleconference training session is conducted by a member of SCARP on a regular basis.

Supervisor speaking with trainee

Assessors

Fellows who wish to become a Substantial Comparability Assessor for the case-based discussion assessments are also asked to email the Specialist International Medical Graduate Education team via comparability@ranzcp.org. A nomination form and brief CV needs to be submitted to the Substantial Comparability Assessment Review Panel (SCARP)  and if accepted, will complete Assessor training by a face-to-face workshop conducted by the SCARP.

The major requirements for Assessor pre-qualification are:

  1. Fellowship of the RANZCP for a minimum of three (3) years. If you attained Fellowship less than three (3) years previously, but have prior substantive experience in training, education, supervision, and assessment as a member of an overseas College, you may also be eligible, at the discretion of the SCARP.
  2. An interest in and previous experience in supporting specialist international medical graduate psychiatrists.
  3. RANZCP general supervisor accreditation.

Please also refer to the Assessor and supervisor resources page for general RANZCP supervisor and assesor  information.