Monday, 04 March 2024 11:34

Applications open for 2025 general practice and rural hospital medicine training

Written by  Leo Argent
President of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Dr Samantha Murton. President of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Dr Samantha Murton.

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has opened applications for doctors wanting to specialise in general practice and/or rural hospital medicine, starting in January 2025.

The two qualifications, which can be undertaken separately or together to obtain Dual Fellowship, are a mix of clinical and academic post-graduate training for people who already have a medical degree.

"We need to train more specialist general practitioners and rural hospital doctors who can continue to provide our high standard of comprehensive and equitable healthcare to our diverse population,” says Wellington GP and President of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Dr Samantha Murton.

"We wholeheartedly welcome applications from doctors wanting to specialise in a field that delivers a meaningful difference to the health of our people right across the motu.

“General practice and rural hospital medicine is a vibrant and challenging profession. No two days and no two patients are the same. If you want to form long-lasting connections with your patients while working through complex yet rewarding challenges in helping them to manage their health, come and join us.”

Applications to both programmes can be made online before 12pm Monday 8 April 2024 at https://www.rnzcgp.org.nz/study-with-us/study-general-practice/ and/or https://www.rnzcgp.org.nz/study-with-us/study-rural-hospital-medicine/

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