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Reduction in the number of New Zealand Registration Examinations (NZREX Clinical)

  • Media release
  • 25 March 2014

The Medical Council has reduced the number of New Zealand Registration Examinations (NZREX Clinical) to three exams for 2014 and these are now all full. Read more about Reduction in the number of New Zealand Registration Examinations (NZREX Clinical)

Medical graduates completing internships in New Zealand – registration in Australia

  • Media release
  • 13 March 2014

The Medical Board of Australia (the Board) has revised its standard for granting general registration to Australian and New Zealand medical graduates on completion of intern training. Read more about Medical graduates completing internships in New Zealand – registration in Australia

Patient Safety Boost with Private Hospitals/Medical Council Agreement

  • Media release
  • 7 March 2014

The high standard of patient safety already in place within New Zealand’s private hospitals will receive a further boost with the Memorandum of Understanding signed today between the Medical Council and the New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals Association. Read more about Patient Safety Boost with Private Hospitals/Medical Council Agreement

New Zealand Curriculum Framework for Prevocational Training (NZCF)

  • Media release
  • 5 March 2014

The Medical Council is implementing changes to doctor’s training and education Read more about New Zealand Curriculum Framework for Prevocational Training (NZCF)

Medical education makes leap forward

  • Media release
  • 5 March 2014

The Medical Council is implementing changes to doctor’s training and education that will improve patient safety and the performance of doctors. Read more about Medical education makes leap forward

Mr Andrew Connolly new chair of the Medical Council of New Zealand

  • Media release
  • 19 February 2014

Auckland surgeon, Mr Andrew Connolly has been elected chairperson of the Medical Council replacing Dr John Adams. Read more about Mr Andrew Connolly new chair of the Medical Council of New Zealand

Doctors And Advertising

  • Media release
  • 13 February 2014

A review of the Medical Council’s Statement on advertising Read more about Doctors And Advertising

The Medical Council office has moved

  • Media release
  • 16 January 2014

The Medical Council office has moved offices because the building it occupied did not meet earthquake building codes. The Council office has relocated to 17-21 Whitmore Street, Wellington. Read more about The Medical Council office has moved

The New Zealand Medical Workforce in 2012

  • Media release
  • 26 November 2013

The Medical Council of New Zealand today released The New Zealand Medical Workforce in 2012 survey results. Read more about The New Zealand Medical Workforce in 2012

Updated standards for doctors writing medical certificates

  • Media release
  • 30 October 2013

The Medical Council today released its updated standards for doctors writing medical certificates Read more about Updated standards for doctors writing medical certificates

Outcome on proposed amendments to the active clinical practice requirements

  • Media release
  • 21 October 2013

Outcome of consultation on proposed amendment to the Medical Council's active clinical practice requirement for the comparable health system pathway, and the locum tenens pathway. Read more about Outcome on proposed amendments to the active clinical practice requirements

Vocational Education and Advisory Bodies (VEABs)

  • Media release
  • 10 October 2013

We have changed a term and that Branch Advisory Bodies (BABs) will now be known as Vocational Education and Advisory Bodies (VEABs). Read more about Vocational Education and Advisory Bodies (VEABs)

Updated registration and NZREX forms

  • Media release
  • 20 September 2013

The following registration and NZREX forms have been updated and are now available for download Read more about Updated registration and NZREX forms

Prevocational Training Requirements for Doctors in New Zealand

  • Media release
  • 14 August 2013

Feedback and decisions following Council’s consultation - A Review of Prevocational Training Requirements for Doctors in New Zealand: Stage 2. Read more about Prevocational Training Requirements for Doctors in New Zealand

International Physician Assessment Coalition 2013 Annual Conference

  • Media release
  • 21 December 2012

The International Physician Assessment Coalition Annual Conference was held in Queenstown in September 2013. Read more about International Physician Assessment Coalition 2013 Annual Conference

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