Admission to Fellowship

The page provides information about Admission to Fellowship for trainees and SIMG candidates. There is a different process depending on your training pathway.


Trainees

Relevant documents

Admission process for trainees

  1. Apply for admission to Fellowship using the Application for Admission to Fellowship form [PDF; 320 KB].
     
  2. At time of application, you will be required to:
    • ensure all training requirements are complete and documented on your training record
    • pay the Fellowship application fee
    • submit a current copy of your medical registration
    • have your application proposed and seconded by two RANZCP Fellows
    • ensure all training fees are paid. Trainees on an approved payment plan must be up to date with payment.
       
  3. Applications that have satisfied all requirements will be tabled at the Education Committee for ratification. 
     
  4. Membership Services will contact you about payment of your initial Fellowship subscription fee (this is calculated pro-rata).
     
  5. On receipt of the fee your name is submitted to the Board for admission to Fellowship at the next scheduled date.
     
  6. You will receive confirmation of your admission shortly after the admission date. From this point you have attained the qualification of FRANZCP and you may use the FRANZCP post nominals and insignia.
     
  7. Fellowship certificates are issued by Membership Services.

For more information contact training@ranzcp.org


Fellowship Admission for SIMG candidates

Eligibility 

To be eligible to apply for RANZCP Fellowship, SIMG candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of all requirements of the relevant specialist pathway. 
     
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) for the entire Fellowship ratification process – a certificate of registration should be submitted with the application for Fellowship.
     
  • Primary source verification (PSV) which includes providing evidence of: 
    • basic medical qualification
    • all components of the highest specialist qualification (for example, candidates who attained their highest specialist qualification in the UK must have the MRCPsych and the CCT qualifications verified, and candidates from Sri Lanka must have the MD(Psych) and Board Certification verified)

For further details, see the Primary Source Verification page of the AMC website.

Admission process for Partial Comparability candidates

  1. Submit a completed SIMG application for Fellowship form by email to simge@ranzcp.org and pay the application fee. 
     
  2. The Partial Comparability Assessment Review Panel (PCARP) reviews assessment results. 
     
  3. PCARP makes a recommendation to the Committee for Specialist International Medical Graduate Education (CSIMGE) that the application for Fellowship be approved.
     
  4. Review by College legal counsel and ratification by the Education Committee (EC).
     
  5. Membership Services will contact you about payment of your initial Fellowship subscription fee (this is calculated pro-rata).
     
  6. On receipt of the fee your name is submitted to the Board for admission to Fellowship at the next scheduled date
     
  7. You will receive confirmation of your admission shortly after the admission date. From this point you have attained the qualification of FRANZCP and you may use the FRANZCP post nominals and insignia.
     
  8. Fellowship certificates are issued by Membership Services.

Contact partial@ranzcp.org for more information.

Admission process for Substantial Comparability candidates

  1. Submit the End of placement - supervisor and employer declaration form [PDF; 84 KB] to comparability@ranzcp.org
     
  2. Complete and submit the SIMG application for Fellowship form [PDF; 94 KB] and pay the application fee.
     
  3. The Substantial Comparability Assessment Review Panel (SCARP) reviews assessment results
     
  4. SCARP recommends to the Committee for Specialist International Medical Graduate Education (CSIMGE) that the end of placement be approved.
     
  5. Review by College legal counsel and ratification by the Education Committee (EC).
     
  6. Membership Services will contact you about payment of your initial Fellowship subscription fee (this is calculated pro-rata).
     
  7. Submission to the Board for admission to Fellowship at the next scheduled date.
     
  8. You will receive confirmation of your admission shortly after the admission date. From this point you have attained the qualification of FRANZCP and you may use the FRANZCP post nominals and insignia.
     
  9. Fellowship certificates are issued by Membership Services.

Contact comparability@ranzcp.org  for more information.


Admission to Fellowship schedule

The Application for Admission to Fellowship form, all training requirements and the relevant training forms must be completed and received by the College by the closing date for training documents. Failure to submit training forms may result in the delay of Fellowship admission.
 

Closing date for application to Fellowship & training documents Education Committee ratification RANZCP Board admission
6 January 2020 16 January 2020 29 January 2020
6 February 2020 17 February 2020 28 February 2020
2 March 2020 12 March 2020 27 March 2020
6 April 2020 17 April 2020 27 March 2020
4 May 2020 15 May 2020 29 May 2020
9 June 2020 17 June 2020 29 June 2020
3 July 2020 14 July 2020 28 July 2020
7 August 2020 18 August 2020 31 August 2020
2 September 2020 14 September 2020 29 September 2020
2 October 2020 9 October 2020 24 October 2020
4 November 2020 16 November 2020 29 November 2020
1 December 2020 8 December 2020 21 December 2020