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International Medical Graduates (IMGs) wishing to be assessed for eligibility for Vocational Registration (specialist registration) in order to practice as ophthalmologists in New Zealand must apply to the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ). For details of the application and assessment processes please see their website.

RANZCO’s Role in MCNZ’s Assessment Process

RANZCO fellowship eligibility: OPHTHALMOLOGISTS ASSESSED BY THE MEDICAL COUNCIL OF NEW ZEALAND

IMGs who have been granted Vocational Registration within the scope of Ophthalmology by the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) may apply for FRANZCO. Applicants are assessed by RANZCO under the same process as Specialist Recognition applicants. For further information see:

RANZCO Fellowship Eligibility: Ophthalmologists Assessed by the Medical Council of New Zealand

Specialist Recognition Assessment

Please contact the Medical Council of New Zealand if you have further questions.