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Considering working as a Doctor in New Zealand?

New Zealand has a world leading healthcare system that combines a leading government funded public system and an extensive private hospital network.

1Medical have experience in assisting doctors of all levels and specialities across the entire country including metropolitan cities, regional towns, coastal areas and rural regions.

Our expert team will assist with guiding you through the entire process from start to finish to ensure you transition to a new role with minimal hassle and allow you to focus on the things that matter.

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Registration

The main regulatory body that overseas registration as a doctor for New Zealand is the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).

As part of the MCNZ system they offer the following options for registration:

  • General Scope
  • Vocational Scope
  • Special Purpose Scope

General Scope

Medical practitioners registered within the General scope of practice (or the Provisional General scope of practice, which precedes it) are typically resident doctors, resident medical officers (RMO) and doctors undergoing vocational training.

New Zealand and Australian graduates - This pathway is for New Zealand and Australian medical graduates wanting to register within the Provisional General scope of practice to complete their internship.

New Zealand and Australian Graduates (internship completed) - This pathway is for New Zealand and Australian medical graduates who have successfully completed their internship in Australia and want to register within the General scope of practice.

Australian General Registrants - You can apply for this pathway if you have passed the Australian Medical Council examinations and are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

UK and Irish medical graduates - You can apply for registration through this pathway if you have a primary medical degree from the UK or Ireland and have completed your internship within the UK or Ireland.

Comparable Health System - You can apply for registration through this pathway if you have recent experience in a comparable health system.

NZREX Clinical Graduates - You can apply for registration through this pathway if you have passed Council's registration examination (NZREX Clinical) in the last five years.

 

Vocational Scope

Vocational registration is a form of permanent, specialist registration which allows you to work independently in New Zealand.

VOC1 Vocational (specialist) registration - for doctors who hold an approved New Zealand / Australasian postgraduate qualification and already hold registration in the General scope of practice.

VOC2 Vocational (specialist) registration - If you want to work as a specialist in New Zealand, hold the approved New Zealand/Australasian postgraduate qualification, but do not already hold general registration, you can apply down the VOC2 pathway.

VOC3 Vocational (specialist) registration - If you trained and qualified as a specialist outside of New Zealand and Australia and wish to work in New Zealand as a specialist you can apply based on overseas training and qualifications

Provisional vocational registration - If you, as an international medical graduate (IMG), apply for vocational registration and your application is successful, you will have to complete a provisional vocational registration period. You'll work under supervision for this period, during which you will be assessed to ensure you're competent to practise independently in your chosen field of medicine.

Special Purpose 

Special purpose registration is a temporary form of registration, for specific purposes. You should apply for this scope when you want to work in New Zealand for a specific purpose such as research, further training or to assist with a disaster.

Locum Tenens - The special purpose locum tenens scope of practice is for doctors with an overseas specialist qualification on our approved list, who have a job offer to work in New Zealand for 12 months or less.

Teleradiology - The special purpose teleradiology scope of practice enables doctors without the recognised New Zealand or Australasian qualification to provide teleradiology services for patients in New Zealand.

Visiting Expert - The special purpose visiting expert scope of practice enables doctors to come to New Zealand to proctor, demonstrate, assist or teach a new or existing procedure to New Zealand practitioners for a maximum of one week.

Postgraduate Training - Special purpose postgraduate training registration is available for doctors looking to come to New Zealand on a temporary basis, to gain experience and skills to take back to their home or sponsor country.

Research - Special purpose research scope of practice is for doctors who come to New Zealand temporarily to undertake research. This special purpose scope is available for a maximum of two years and practise is restricted to research approved by a formally-constituted ethics committee in New Zealand.

Other Special Purposes - There are two special purpose scopes of practice for emergencies and unpredictable situations or disasters and pandemics. The specific requirements and length of registration depend on the event, and are determined by the Council when required.

 

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