Applicants for assessment as a Founding Member of a New Specialty are seeking recognition in a new specialty in Australia and New Zealand and have not completed a formal training program within a recognised specialty college. This would only occur when there is a new area of specialisation and hence, there is no clearly defined opportunity to have undertaken a training program for that new specialty.
The Advisory Committee on the Registration of Veterinary Specialists would expect an application for assessment as a Founding Member of a New Specialty to address the following criteria:
- Relevance, benefit and public need of the nominated specialty
- ABVS, EBVS, ANZCVS or RCVS approval of the specialty
- Applicant’s distinction in the new field
- Peer recognition
- Applicant must be currently registered and in good standing
- Applicant must be currently working in the specialty a minimum of 25 hours per week
- Demonstrate a commitment to training future specialists (e.g. residency program)
- Completion of an approved certifying exam
- Applicants must apply within 5 years of their certification date as a Founding Member
- Provide a statement of intent to offer training programs for future specialists in the discipline
For more information on the Minimum Standards Founding Members need to satisfy see Section 6 of the Specialist Eligibility Assessment Applicant Guide.
If you have any questions about applying as a Founding Member, please contact the ACRVS Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not a founding member, click the link below to prepare your application: