Getting registered

If you wish to practise medicine in New Zealand you must first gain registration from us. To do this, you must show us that you are qualified, competent and fit for registration.

We register more than 1500 new doctors each year and there are over 17,000 registered doctors practising in New Zealand. More than 40 percent have trained overseas, coming from more than 100 countries.

Use the links below to find out about getting registered to practise here. We recommend you start with ‘how to register’ for an overview.