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COVID-19: RANZCO Training and Exams


Advance Training Exams

The RACE OSCE at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) on 26-27 March have been cancelled. The results of the RACE written examination on 21-22 January have been released to candidates, directors of training and QEC chairpersons. It is unlikely the RACE OSCE on 27-28 August at Greenlane Medical Centre in Auckland will proceed. It may be possible to schedule an OSCE towards the end of the 2020 but that will depend on where we are with the pandemic by then. The Cliftons exam centres are likely to remain closed for the foreseeable future, so we are exploring the possibility of candidates sitting the semester two RACE written and Ophthalmic Pathology examinations from home using an appropriately secure system.

Basic Training Exams

The semester one Optics, Physiology and OBCK exams have been cancelled. As with advanced training written examinations, we will explore the options for semester two Anatomy, Optics and Physiology examinations. COPEM Module 1 and 2 examinations can continue as normal because they do not require an exam centre.

We will extend the deadline for passing all examinations by at least six months and this deadline may be extended further depending on circumstances. We will aim to give as much notice as possible of any further exam cancellations. We will give at least three months’ notice of reinstatement or replacement exams for those that have been cancelled.

Please contact if you have further questions or concerns.


The selection process has been deferred for at least six months. As the year progresses, we will have a clearer idea how many positions will be available for new trainees and whether a selection round will be held later in 2020. All applicants who participated in the 2020 selection process will be given a full fee refund. Should the selection progress later this year or next, those wishing to continue will need to pay the full fee.

Please contact if you have any questions or concerns regarding selection.


Last updated: April 3, 2020

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