Training programme rules and policies

Grievance and dispute policy

This policy outlines the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine’s (the ‘Division’) processes for registrar grievances about complaints about training processes or disputes with those involved in their training.

This policy is not intended to provide an appeals route for decisions taken with regard to progress on the programme.

Grievances and disputes policy


Reconsideration and appeals policy

This policy outlines the process and procedures for reconsideration and appeal of decisions taken by the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine (the ‘Division’) as part of its function as a training body. Decisions that can be appealed include assessment outcomes, including those relating to the award of Fellowship; decisions relating to the accreditation of training posts; decisions relating to complaints and disputes and any other decision of the Division’s Board of Study or Council which may impact directly on the registrar, or indirectly on the registrar’s ability to complete the programme. The appeals process is not designed to be a dispute resolution mechanism, or an exemption mechanism.

Reconsideration and appeals policy


Fellowship Regulations

The Division’s Council, through the Board of Studies, monitors standards for the award of the RHM qualification.

The Division’s training programme is accredited through the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).

Fellowship Regulations


Hospital Accreditation Criteria

Applicants will be expected to provide the following information:

  1. Educational Facilities required
  2. Quality of Education, Training and learning
  3. Clinical Supervision
  4. Support services for trainees

Hospital Accreditation Criteria