Obstetric Medicine Training

Obstetric Medicine Training

SOMANZ will issue the Obstetric Medicine Certificate to Advanced Trainees or Fellows who complete the SOMANZ recommended training.  This is not recognised as a separate or additional qualification by the RACP and as yet Obstetric Medicine is not recognised by AHPRA or MCNZ as a separate specialty.  SOMANZ will recognise individuals as an “Obstetric Physician” based on successful completion of their RACP training (in any specialty) and the issuing of the SOMANZ Obstetric Medicine certificate


Site Accreditation For Obstetric Medicine Training

Sites wishing to apply for site accreditation need to apply through the RACP website here.

This application will then be considered by the Executive Council of SOMANZ and recommendations made to the General and Acute Care Medicine ATC.


Sites Suitable For Training In Obstetric Medicine

The following Institutions are suitable training sites for Obstetric Medicine approved by the RACP Advanced Training Committee (ATC) in General & Acute Care Medicine and the SOMANZ Council:


Accredited for 12 months Training for the SOMANZ Obstetric Medicine Certificate

1)  National Women’s Health, Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand (Dr Catherine Marnoch)
2)  Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, QLD  (Dr Penny Wolski)
3)  The Mater Mothers Hospital, Brisbane, QLD (Prof David McIntyre and Dr Jo Laurie)
4)  Mercy Hospital for Women, Melbourne, VIC (Dr Suet-Wan Choy)
5)  King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, Perth, WA(Dr Dorothy Graham)
6)  Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, VIC (Dr Sarah Price)
7)  Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, SA (Half time position only) (Dr Jessica Gehlert)
8)  Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, SA (Dr Mark Morton)
9)  Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s at Sunshine Hospital (Western Health), Victoria (Dr Briony Cutts)

Accredited for 12 months Training but positions currently unfunded

10)  Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW (A/Prof Sandra Lowe)
11) Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, NSW (Professor Angela Makris)


Accredited for 6 months Training for the SOMANZ Obstetric Medicine Certificate

12) Cairns Hospital, QLD (Dr Nirjhar Nandi)
13) Campbelltown Hospital, NSW (Prof Annemarie Hennessy/ Prof Kevin Pile)
14) Sunshine Coast University Hospital, QLD (Dr Sophie Poulter)
15) Lyell McEwin Hospital, SA (Dr Melissa Whalan)
16) Townsville Hospital, QLD (Dr Kunwarjit Sangla)
17) Northern Health, VIC (Dr David Langsford)
18) Gold Coast University Hospital, QLD (Dr Katherine Griffin)


For further information, you can contact the SOMANZ Obstetric Medicine Training Committee or contact the SOMANZ Secretariat at admin@somanz.org:

Dr Rebekah Shakhovskoy
SOMANZ Executive Council Member and Chair of the SOMANZ Training Committee member
SOMANZ representative on the RACP Advanced Training Committee in General and Acute Care Medicine.
Senior Staff Specialist in General and Obstetric Medicine – Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Senior Lecturer – University of the Sunshine Coast and Griffith University

A: Sunshine Coast University Hospital | 6 Doherty Street | Birtinya QLD  4575
T:  07 5202 0000 (Hospital switchboard)
E:  rebekah.shakhovskoy@health.qld.gov.au