Online selection applications for the 2021 clinical year is now closed. RANZCO will start accepting selection applications for the 2022 clinical year on 1 February 2021. Please check this page in December for further information.
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists delivers a Vocational Training Program (VTP) for medical practitioners wishing to become specialist ophthalmologists in Australia and New Zealand. The objective of the VTP is to produce a specialist ophthalmologist who, upon completion of training, is equipped to undertake a safe, autonomous and comprehensive general ophthalmology practice. In leading the delivery of the VTP, the College recognises the importance of ensuring transparency and fairness to provide a consistent and robust trainee selection process.
Medical practitioners are eligible to register for selection if they meet all RANZCO prerequisites:
- Medical degree with full registration to practice medicine in either Australia or New Zealand at the time of application.
- Citizenship or permanent resident status of Australia or New Zealand by 1 April prior to the multiple mini interviews (MMI).
- Completion of a minimum of two years (including the intern year) full-time postgraduate pre-vocational experience at the commencement of ophthalmology training including a minimum of 18 months of broad experience in non-ophthalmic medical, clinical and surgical settings within such posts.
The percentages to assist with selection are as below:
- Curriculum vitae (25%) – scholar (6%), medical expert (4%), rural exposure (5%), indigeneity (5%) and other attributes (5%)
- References (30%) – medical expert (20%) and professional attributes (communicator, collaborator, manager, health advocate and professional) (10%)
- Situational Judgement Test (20%) – professional attributes (20%)
- Multiple Mini Interview (25%) – professional attributes (25%)
This page will be updated as more information becomes available. All enquiries regarding selection should be directed to email@example.com.
Last updated: July 24, 2020