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Consultation on proposed accreditation standards
We are reviewing our accreditation standards for providers of vocational medical training and recertification programmes for vocationally-registered doctors in Aotearoa New Zealand.
New report on cultural safety and health equity for Māori
The Medical Council of New Zealand, in partnership with Te Ohu Rata O Aotearoa (Te ORA), has released an independent research report outlining findings on the current state of cultural safety and health equity delivered by doctors in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Information about the change to the intern start date
From 2022 all new graduates will start their PGY1 year in January. This year is a transitional year and medical students are able to choose to start their PGY1 year on either 30 November 2020 or 18 January 2021. This page addresses frequently asked questions around the change to the intern start date.
Medical Council News - August 2020
As this newsletter was being finalised, our nation has just learned of the new cases of COVID-19 in the community and the need to re-enter higher levels of lockdown. We have had two new Council members appointed and also in this newsletter are the outcome of two Health Practitioner Disciplinary Tribunal (Tribunal) decisions, which we are required to publish in accordance with the Tribunal’s orders.