Fellowship Scheme for Overseas Trainees Regulations Eligibility * All candidates must meet the following criteria: * Part 1 MRCOG (or equivalent by recognised exemption); * IELTS Academic Module at the approved level (7.0 in all four components) with at least 12 months remaining at the time of application; * three years of supervised postgraduate practice in obstetrics and Gynaecology which has been approved by the Examination Department towards Part 2 MRCOG examination; * have had their training for the Part 2 MRCOG examination assessed by the Examination Department of the RCOG; * be currently domiciled in their home country; * have not been previously registered with the UK General Medical Council. Training Posts will be in paid positions for two years at the Specialist Registrar grade (higher training), year 1/2 level, with the first six months as an assimilation and probation period. After the first six-month period, continuation on the programme will be subject to satisfactory regular appraisal, as is the case for all trainees. Successful candidates cannot be guaranteed as to the location of their placement, but will be responsible for their own accommodation whether arranged through the employing Trust or not. Application There is no application fee and candidates will not have to come to the UK for selection. Application is through open competition, supplying the following: * the completed application form and questionnaire; http://www.rcog.org.uk/resources/Public/doc/ODFS.PackCAppForm.doc (word doc. 62kb) * a reference from the Chairman of the RCOG Reference Committee http://www.rcog.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=393 (where one exists); * 2 recent professional references, including one from the current or most recent employer; http://www.rcog.org.uk/resources/Public/doc/ODFS.PackE.strucRef.doc (word doc. 53kb) * the list of competencies detailing clinical skills obtained; http://www.rcog.org.uk/resources/Public/doc/ODFS.PackD.competencies.doc (word doc. 269kb) * a photocopy of your valid IELTS certificate; * copy letter from the Examination Department confirming assessment of training for the Part 2 MRCOG. ? here to download a check list of information/documents to be submitted. http://www.rcog.org.uk/resources/Public/doc/OTFS Check List.doc Applications must be returned by: 15 September for February placements and 15 March for August placements Please send applications to: Joan Hayman in the Sponsorship Office at the College address ONLY POSTAL APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED After the closing date, a Selection Panel will review applications and identify those candidates to be offered places. Confirmation of appointment will be subject to a confirmatory interview on induction. Limited registration with exemption from the PLAB test with the GMC will be arranged. Places will be limited to ensure that there is always a training programme for successful candidates. There will be no waiting list. Unsuccessful candidates can reapply by requesting a fresh application pack. Incomplete applications and those, which do not fulfil the entry criteria, will be returned.