Reg 6 Admission to fellowship of the College

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College of Anaesthetists
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Note:  Dates in italics flag the dates of recent changes to the regulation, e.g., 10/04 indicates a change made to the following paragraph in October 2004.

 

6.    ADMISSION TO FELLOWSHIP OF THE COLLEGE

 

6.1    HONORARY FELLOWSHIP

 

Pursuant to article 2.6.

 

6.1.1    Honorary fellowship of the College will not be conferred in absentia.

 

6.1.2    Nominations for the award of honorary fellowship of the College may be considered at any ANZCA Council meeting.

 

6.1.3    All nominations will be made in writing, formally proposed and seconded by two members of the ANZCA Council, and submitted to the chief executive officer at least 60 days before the ANZCA Council meeting at which the nomination is considered.

 

6.1.4    Each nomination will be accompanied by a curriculum vitae.

 

6.1.5    Copies of a nomination for fellowship under this regulation, containing the information required on the prescribed forms, will be sent to each member of the ANZCA Council at least 14 days before the ANZCA Council meeting at which the nomination is considered.

 

6.1.6    The ANZCA Council will vote on the nomination by secret ballot.

 

6.1.7    No award will be made unless at least three quarters of the voting members of the ANZCA Council present and voting vote in favour with abstentions not being counted in the total number of votes.

 

6.1.8    Nominations rejected by the ANZCA Council may be reconsidered if proposed and seconded at a subsequent ANZCA Council meeting.

 

6.1.9    The ANZCA Council may remit the entry fee and annual subscription of any Fellow admitted under this regulation.

 

February 2014 (in toto)

 

 

 

6.2    ADMISSION TO FELLOWSHIP BY ELECTION VIA NOMINATION

 

Pursuant to article 2.

 

6.2.1    Nominations for election to fellowship under this regulation may be considered at any ANZCA Council meeting.

 

6.2.2    All nominations will be made in writing, formally proposed and seconded by two members of the ANZCA Council and submitted to the chief executive officer at least 60 days before the ANZCA Council meeting at which the nomination is considered.

 

6.2.3    Each nomination will be accompanied by a curriculum vitae.

 

6.2.4    Copies of a nomination for fellowship under this regulation, containing the information required on the prescribed forms, will be sent to each member of the ANZCA Council at least 14 days before the ANZCA Council meeting at which the nomination is considered.

 

6.2.5    The ANZCA Council will vote on the nomination by secret ballot.

 

6.2.6    No nominee will be elected to fellowship unless at least three quarters of the voting members of ANZCA Council present and voting vote in favour with abstentions not being counted in the total number of votes.

 

6.2.7    Nominations rejected by the ANZCA Council may be reconsidered if proposed and seconded at a subsequent ANZCA Council meeting.

 

6.2.8    The ANZCA Council may remit the entry fee and annual subscription of any Fellow admitted under this regulation.

 

February 2014 (in toto)

 

 

 

6.3    ADMISSION TO FELLOWSHIP BY ELECTION VIA APPLICATION

 

Pursuant to article 2.

 

6.3.1     The ANZCA Council may consider applications from the following medical practitioners for election to fellowship of the College without examination:

 

6.3.1.1    A chair or full professor of anaesthesia employed or appointed full-time by a recognised university in Australia or New Zealand, or a full-time head or director of a department of anaesthesia of a hospital or clinical school in Australia or New Zealand that normally has university-appointed academics on its staff and is recognised by the ANZCA Council as a major teaching institution, provided that the applicant holds a qualification in anaesthesia acceptable to the ANZCA Council and is a practising clinical anaesthetist. If the applicant is resident overseas at the time of application, the professorial or directorial appointment must be formally in place within 52 weeks of the date of election to fellowship.

 

6.3.1.2     Applicants must be permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand, or, if resident overseas at the time of application, be granted permanent residency status within 52 weeks of the date of election to fellowship.

 

6.3.1.3      The criteria for considering such applications will be determined by the ANZCA Council.

 

6.3.1.4      Any person invited to accept fellowship by election must notify the chief executive officer of acceptance and proceed with application and payment of prescribed fees within 13 weeks of invitation, as specified under regulations 6.3.2 and 6.3.8, or the invitation lapses.

 

6.3.2    An application for admission to fellowship under this regulation will be on the prescribed form of application and signed by the applicant. It must be supported by four referees, at least one of whom must have recent close familiarity with the applicant’s clinical and professional work, two of whom must be Fellows of ANZCA, of whom one must be the head of a department of anaesthesia, plus a senior administrative officer of the main institution where the applicant has most recently worked clinically. No other form of recommendation is permitted.

 

6.3.3      Applications for election to fellowship under this regulation may be considered at any meeting of the ANZCA Council. Applications must be submitted to the chief executive officer 60 days prior to the ANZCA Council meeting at which the application is considered.

 

6.3.4      Copies of an application for fellowship under this regulation, containing the information required on the prescribed forms, will be sent to each member of the ANZCA Council at least 14 days before the ANZCA Council meeting.

 

6.3.5     ANZCA Council will vote on applications by secret ballot.

 

6.3.6    No applicant will be elected to fellowship unless at least three quarters of the voting members of the ANZCA Council present and voting vote in favour with abstentions not being counted in the total number of votes.

 

6.3.7     If approved, the applicant will be informed by letter and invited to accept fellowship by election.

 

6.3.8     Those admitted to fellowship by election will pay the entrance fee as prescribed by ANZCA Council in addition to the annual subscription.

 

6.3.9      Fellowship will not normally be conferred in absentia.

 

6.3.10    Applications rejected by the ANZCA Council may be reconsidered if formally proposed and seconded at a subsequent ANZCA Council meeting.

 

February 2014 (in toto)

 

 

 

6.4     ADMISSION TO FELLOWSHIP BY ASSESSMENT

 

6.4.1      The ANZCA Council may consider applications from the following medical practitioners for admission to fellowship of the College by assessment (See regulation 23).
 
6.4.1 a)     Specialists international medical graduate (SIMGs) who have been assessed by the College as substantially comparable to ANZCA Fellows, and have successfully completed all the requirements of the SIMG assessment process, including a successful SIMG workplace-based assessment (SIMG WBA).
 
6.4.1 b)    SIMGs who have been assessed by the College as partially comparable to ANZCA Fellows and who have satisfactorily completed all the requirements of the SIMG assessment process, including the SIMG/final examination or SIMG WBA.
 
6.4.1 c)     SIMGs who have been assessed by the College prior to 1996 under previous regulations, and have satisfactorily completed all the requirements of the process and been supported by the College (or Faculty of Anaesthetists Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) for specialist recognition, and are in good standing with the relevant regulatory authority, and have completed successfully an SIMG WBA.
 
6.4.1 d)    If an applicant is not a permanent resident in Australia or New Zealand the applicant must provide a signed statement indicating that they have applied or will apply within the next twelve months for residency in Australia or New Zealand.
 
6.4.2    The criteria for substantial and partial comparability, for the SIMG assessment process, the SIMG/ANZCA final examination and for an ANZCA SIMG WBA will be determined by the ANZCA Council.
 
6.4.3    The SIMG Committee will make its reports and recommendations to the ANZCA Council.
 
6.4.4    The application for admission to fellowship under this regulation must be on the prescribed form and contain such information as the ANZCA Council may require.
 
6.4.5    Admission to fellowship will only be recommended by the ANZCA Council when all relevant regulations have been satisfied.
 
6.4.6    Every application will contain an agreement by the candidate that all communications made by the ANZCA Council or any of its officers and all answers to any questionnaire made by any referee or any Fellow of the College will for all purposes be deemed a privileged communication.
 
6.4.7    Having received and considered all materials and communications relevant to an application for fellowship of the College, the ANZCA Council may either admit the candidate to fellowship or reject his or her application or suspend final determination for any period it deems fit.
 
6.4.8    Those admitted to fellowship by assessment will pay the entrance fee as prescribed by the ANZCA Council in addition to the annual subscription.
 
February 2014 (in toto)
April 2017 (in toto)

 

 

6.5    ADMISSION TO FELLOWSHIP BY COMPLETION OF THE ANZCA VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM

 

6.5.1    ANZCA Council may admit to fellowship of the College candidates who have completed all requirements of the vocational training program of the College.

  

6.5.2    Candidates for admission to fellowship of the College by completion of the vocational training program must fulfil all requirements of ANZCA Council,, including completion of the prescribed periods of training, during which all specified volume of practice requirements must be met, all prescribed assessments including the primary and final examinations completed satisfactorily, and  all prescribed courses and any other requirements completed ,as detailed for Australia and New Zealand in regulation 37, the ANZCA Handbook for Training and Accreditation, and the ANZCA Training Program Curriculum; and for the affiliated training regions in regulation 38, the ANZCA Handbook for Training and Accreditation in the Affiliated Training Regions, and in the relevant ANZCA professional documents.

 

6.5.3    Trainees who have completed all requirements of the ANZCA vocational training program may submit to the chief executive officer an application for admission to fellowship.

 

6.5.4    The application for admission to fellowship must be on the prescribed form and contain such information as the ANZCA Council may require.

 

6.5.5    Admission to fellowship will be approved by the ANZCA Council only when all relevant regulations and other prescribed requirements have been satisfied.

 

6.5.6    Any candidate who is subject to a trainee experiencing difficulty or a trainee performance review process must satisfactorily complete all the requirements of these processes before an application for admission to fellowship may be considered.

 

6.5.7    Having received and considered all relevant materials and communications in reference to an application for fellowship of the  College, the ANZCA Council may either admit the candidate to fellowship or reject his or her application or suspend final determination for any period it deems fit.

 

6.5.8    Those admitted to fellowship will pay the entrance fee as prescribed by the ANZCA Council in addition to the annual subscription (see also regulations 37.5.2.5.6 and 38.6.2.2.3).

 

6.5.9    The ANZCA Council will not be required to assign any reasons for the admission or rejection of an applicant, or suspension of its decision regarding any application, and the decision of the ANZCA Council on any application will be final and not subject to appeal.

       

6.5.10    All proceedings in relation to the admission to fellowship will be confidential and privileged.

 

6.5.11    Applicants admitted to fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and who remain members of the college will be entitled to place after their names the letters FANZCA.

 

February 2014 (in toto)

 

 

 

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