Fixed Term registration
We can register a doctor for a fixed term under special conditions and for a specific purpose. We call this type of registration Special Purpose Registration.
These are examples of Special Purpose Registrations:
- teach as a visiting expert
- undertake post-graduate training and/or experience
- carry out research
- work as a locum tenens in a specialist post for up to 12 months
- work in an emergency or other unpredictable, short-term situation
- work in a pandemic or disaster
- provide teleradiology services to New Zealand patients, for up to 12 months.
Note: registration within a special purpose scope of practice is not a pathway to permanent registration.
We recommend you do our Self Assessment first to determine the best pathway to registration.
The 3 types of registrations we process for doctors registering in New Zealand are categorised into what we call 'Scopes of Practise', those being:
- General - for doctors who can practise in any are of medicine but must do under supervisory and collegial conditions
- Vocational - for specialists
- Special Purpose