Te Whatu Ora pilot for Programmes for NZREX graduates


The Minister of Health has announced two pilot initiatives for selected NZREX graduates to be managed by Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand.

  • NZREX Bridging Programme - The initial pilot will be for a cohort of up to 10 candidates and will be run in the Northern Region (based in Auckland).
  • General Practice pathway internship - The initial pilot will be for a cohort of 8-10 candidates and will be delivered in partnership with primary care providers in the Waikato region.

These pilots will be targeted at candidates who have passed the New Zealand Registration Examination (NZREX) examination in the last five years.  

The details of the pilot programmes are currently being developed by Te Whatu Ora. This will include the selection process and criteria for each programme.

Information on the selection process and criteria will be publicised on the Te Whatu Ora’s careers website. The plan is to have this available before the end of October 2022.

Applications to Te Whatu Ora for the programmes are anticipated to open in November. Applications will not be received by Te Whatu Ora prior to this.

The Medical Council is unable to provide any further information.  Te Whatu Ora will be managing both pilots and will publish further information on its website in due course.