Education and Training

  • Fellowship in paediatric and adolescent gynaecology

    A 12-month fellowship in paediatric and adolescent gynaecology is available for obstetrician/gynaecologists who have carried out their preliminary training and obtained Fellowship of a Royal College or equivalent overseas Postgraduate Diploma. Post-Membership RANZCOG trainees are welcome to apply for this fellowship. This position is designed to provide specific training in young women's reproductive health issues ( position description).

    The position is based at The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. The Royal Children's Hospital is a specialist paediatric hospital and provides a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion prevention programmes for children and adolescents. The hospital is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and also cares for children from Tasmania and Southern NSW, servicing in total a population of approximately six million. Referrals also come from other Australian states and overseas.

    Supervision is provided by consultants trained in paediatric and adolescent gynaecology. Collaboration with other specialties occurs regularly.

    Clinical fellowship

    Applicants for the 12 month clinical fellowship should ensure that they are eligible to work and practice medicine in Australia prior to submitting an application.

    Fellowship positions may commence in February or July, depending on the circumstances of employment in any given year. Prospective candidates for the 2019-2020 fellowship position should contact Dr. Sonia Grover for details of the application process.

    Research fellowship

    Interested candidates who are able to secure their own funding are welcome to apply to the Department. This position provides the opportunity for research in the field of paediatric and adolescent gynaecology ( supervised by one the the gynaecologists in the department) as well as clinical exposure to this field. Within this role there is the potential to be involved in clinical aspects of paediatric and adolescent gynaecology in the department. The position usually includes participating in the oncall roster (this work is funded) and is usually a 1-year position, although the possibility of 6 months can be discussed. 

    For further information, please contact Dr. Sonia Grover

    Other educational opportunities

    • University of Melbourne Medical students (MD): Scholarly Selective in their 3rd-4th year
    • Observer positions are available for 1-3 months (Contact Sonia Grover)
    • The department of paediatric and adolescent gynaecology runs a 1-day educational workshop every 1-2 years. Please contact the department for information about plans for the next one.