Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Obstetricians and gynaecologists play critical roles in the reproductive health of women through the provision of medical care before, during and after childbirth. Obstetricians and gynaecologists additionally diagnose, treat and aid in the prevention of disorders of the female reproductive system.

The management of a woman during a major milestone of her life is very special. It has the best highs and the worst lows. While dealing with a foetal death never gets easy, you can make the journey easier through this difficult time.

The high of delivering a baby never fades.

Dr Philippa Nelson,
Obstetrics & Gynaecology Registrar

Clinical Practice

Obstetricians and gynaecologists practice across a range of clinical environments, from rural and remote health services to large regional and metropolitan tertiary hospitals, within both the public and private sectors. Some obstetricians and gynaecologists undertake additional training in areas such as gynaecology oncology, urogynaecology, reproductive medicine, maternal and foetal medicine, or obstetric and gynaecology ultrasound.

Statistics and information - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Number of specialists - QLD

Number of new fellows - QLD

Number of specialists - AUS

Number of new fellows - AUS

Average weekly hours
QLD

Average Age
QLD

% Aged 60+
QLD

43% of the QLD 2017 workforce intend to retire by 2027

Proportion Female/Male - QLD

Male
Female

Location - QLD

Regional
Major cities
Remote

Public/Private QLD

Private
Public

Number of trainees - QLD

Number of new trainees - QLD

Number of trainees - AUS

Number of new trainees - AUS

PGY new trainees - QLD

Proportion Female/Male - QLD

Male
Female

Length of Training

6 years full-time (4 years core training program, 2 years advanced training program)

Method of Allocation

College-selected trainees may be allocated to a training post by:

  • College (1st year)
  • Queensland Health pathway/network (centrally coordinated)
  • Queensland Health facility (accredited for training) (2nd and subsequent years)

Training and assessment summary

For detailed information in relation to training and assessment requirements, please contact RANZCOG.

Training program overview

Obstetrics and Gynaecology training consists of a structured post-graduate program incorporating core and advanced training. In-hospital training is supplemented with online learning modules. Trainees may undertake subspecialty programs post-Fellowship or during the advanced training years. Upon completing all requirements of the training program, trainees may apply for admission to Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FRANZCOG). Successful completion of the subspecialty programs will result in Certification in the specific subspecialty.

Eligibility

Applicants must have citizenship or have been granted permanent residency status in Australia, hold general medical registration, have completed PGY2 or above and have obtained an accredited training position.

Flexibility

Minimum 50% of full-time commitment however the first year of training must be completed on a full-time basis.

Interrupted training

Allowed up to 2 years without loss of credit for previous training. Trainees have a maximum of 6 years to complete Core Training and 3 years to complete Advanced Training.