Selection of trainees
After you apply to join the Fellowship Training Program, you will proceed through a selection process.
The selection panel will consider:
- whether you meet essential criteria
- your CV and academic record
- recommendations from your referees
- your responses to questions at an interview.
This process will vary between training zones. This page provides general information.
To be selected to the program you need to have:
- a medical degree
- at least one year of full-time general medical training after medical school
- current, general or specialist registration as a medical practitioner in Australia or current registration within general, provisional general or vocational scope of practice in New Zealand
- a job offer for an accredited training post.
Documents supporting your application
Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the essential criteria and that you have the correct supporting documents.
Selected applicants will proceed to an interview.
You will be interviewed by a panel of experienced psychiatrists, who will ask questions to determine your:
- suitability to join the Fellowship program
- ability to complete the Fellowship program in the allocated time
- potential to provide a high standard of psychiatric care to patients in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand.
Your referees will be contacted to understand your work experience and aptitude.
Submit a completed Application to Register form [PDF; 123 KB]
The College will then contact you to complete a training agreement and pay your fees.
What to do if you are unsuccessful
There is no limit to the number of attempts to join the Fellowship Training Program.
Request a review
You have the right to request a review of the decision. Any request for review or appeal must follow the formal RANZCP Appeals Process.
Contact your local training program or email firstname.lastname@example.org.