For overseas specialists

Quick links to the pages most used by overseas-trained specialists

COVID-19 update for overseas applicants

Due to the transition of RANZCP work from home arrangements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all postal items relating to applications to join the specialist pathway must be submitted via email to

If you presently have material in the post that has not been received and receipt confirmed by the RANZCP, please resubmit via email. 

Currently all specialist assessment interviews will not take place for at least six months due to Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand border closures, restrictions for interstate travel in Australia and lack of interviewer availability due to redeployment, commitments to health services. However, this decision is being reviewed taking into consideration changes in circumstances and should any changes occur, communication will be provided via the RANZCP website.

For more information on how to submit an application via email and standard advice regarding the submission of applications please read our full communication, or contact

► Communication to Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG) applicants [PDF; 66 KB]