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Accreditation reports: Prevocational medical training

Under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCAA) the Medical Council of New Zealand (the Council) is required to accredit and monitor educational institutions that deliver medical training for doctors and to promote medical education and training in New Zealand.

The purpose of accreditation of training providers for prevocational medical training is to ensure that standards have been met for the provision of education and training for interns. Prevocational medical training spans the two years following graduation from medical school and includes both postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) and postgraduate year 2 (PGY2). Doctors undertaking this training are referred to as interns. Prevocational medical training is undertaken by all graduates of New Zealand and Australian accredited medical schools and doctors who have sat and passed NZREX.

The Council will accredit training providers for the purpose of providing prevocational medical education through the delivery of an intern training programme. Accreditation will be granted to those who have:

  • structures and systems in place to enable interns to meet the learning outcomes of the New Zealand Curriculum Framework for Prevocational Medical Training (NZCF)
  • an integrated system of education, support and supervision for interns
  • individual clinical attachments to provide a high quality learning experience.

Prevocational medical training accreditation reports

District Health Board Status Accredited until Link to report
 Auckland  Accredited 21 December 2018 Report 08/12/15
 Canterbury  Accredited 30 April 2019 Report 12/04/16
 Capital and Coast
 Accredited 31 December 2020 Report 12/04/17
 Counties Manukau
 Accredited 12 October 2019 Report 12/10/16
 Hawke's Bay
 Accredited 8 August 2019 Report 08/08/16
 Hutt Valley
 Accredited 30 June 2020 Report 09/11/16
 Accredited 13 December 2020 Report 13/12/17
 MidCentral  Accredited 30 June 2020 Report 12/10/16
 Nelson Marlborough
 Accredited 12 October 2019 Report 12/10/16
 Accredited 30 October 2020 Report 11/10/17
 South Canterbury
 Accredited 21 December 2018 Report 08/12/15
 Accredited 11 May 2019

Report 13/10/15
Report 11/05/16

 Accredited 16 August 2020 Report 16/08/17
 Accredited 30 October 2020 Report 11/10/17
 Accredited 30 March 2018 Report 13/09/17
 Waitemata  Accredited 21 December 2018 Report 08/12/15
 Whanganui  Accredited 14 June 2019 Report 14/06/16
 Wairarapa  Accredited 13 December 2019 Report 13/12/16

Standards for accreditation of prevocational medical training:

Download Accreditation standards for training providers

Download Accreditation standards for clinical attachments 

Download Definition of a community-based attachment


Download Accreditation team guide

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