Rural Hospital Medicine was approved by the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) as a new vocational scope in March 2008, and our training programme had its first intake of registrars at the end of that year.
The Rural Hospital Medicine Training Programme is four years long. There is a large emphasis on recognition of prior learning and experience and many registrars apply to have this acknowledged with the result that their programme is shortened.
Training in general practice alongside rural hospital medicine is popular, as these two vocational training programmes can be completed concurrently within a four-year period.
The specialty of rural hospital generalism requires a broad base of experience in large and small hospitals and in general practice. In order to assist you to choose relevant experience that meets both the requirements of the programme and your learning needs, you are allocated an Educational Facilitator (EF) as a mentor and guide. Your EF is a Fellow in the specialty of rural hospital generalism and is usually based in your region. For each run that you undertake, you also have a rotational supervisor who works alongside you in clinical practice.
The academic content of the programme is delivered by the University of Auckland and the University of Otago. There are a variety of postgraduate papers available that are both compulsory and elective.
Applications for Rural Hospital Medicine Training Programme open 1st May 2013.
The next intake for the four year RHM training programme commences December 2013.
Places on this programme are limited so be sure to apply early.
Applications close 28th June 2013.
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|Rural Hospital Medicine Training Programme Application form 2014||255 KB||Word|
|Division of Rural Hospital Medicine Registrar Training Handbook||187 KB
|Division of Rural Hospital Medicine Training Programme Fees||19 KB|
|Division of Rural Hospital Medicine Training Pathway||394 KB|
The Experiential Pathway to Fellowship of Division of Rural Hospital Medicine New Zealand was closed 31 March 2013.
The Division provides training and recertification for rural hospital doctors to enable them to apply to the MCNZ for vocational registration as a rural hospital doctor. Rural hospital doctors are able to work independently in rural hospitals, without supervision.
If you are interested in becoming a Fellow of the Division, please read information about the training programme above or contact the administrator on firstname.lastname@example.org