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This page contains advice and information for members about the impact of COVID-19 on CPD, education and training, events and other College activities.
Last updated: Thursday 2 September 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many facets of the RANZCR's training programs and is expected to continue to do so for some time.
This document sets out the overarching priorities, principles and strategies to guide decision-making on training and accreditation, assessments, examinations and other training activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, and in its aftermath.
The College will regularly review and revise the guidelines, particularly the stipulated timeframes, in line with government advice and the status of the COVID-19 situation in our region. Please find our frequently asked questions (FAQs) for Clinical Radiology and Radiation Oncology.
Additional guidelines for training sites with trainees who may be redeployed or quarantining due to COVID-19 have been developed by the Clinical Radiology Education Committee.
Please find our Trainee Redeployment guidelines here.
In developing this guidance, RANZCR has sought to:
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, both the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) and the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) have acknowledged that that COVID-19 work will impact on the ability of all doctors to maintain CPD requirements in the coming months:
The College will support members by applying the following reduced CPD program requirements. The reduced requirements are in line with those previously communicated by the MCNZ. The College will work closely with the MBA to ensure members are supported during this period. The College’s current CPD program operates on a triennium basis, with 2020 being the middle year of the 2019-2021 triennium.
The College will not be conducting its annual compliance audit on CPD for 2020.
Revised RANZCR CPD Requirement
Whilst we recognise there is disruption or cancellation of many educational events scheduled in 2021, we encourage members that if you are undertaking any type of CPD activities, you are still able to log these in the learning portal and they will still count toward your triennium total.
Some examples include web-based learning, participation in clinical meetings, teaching, journal reading and research, to name a few.