Policy on recognition of internships
Some pathways to registration require doctors to have completed their internship in a particular country. If you are applying for registration and did your internship somewhere else, this policy outlines how we will assess your suitability for registration.
New Zealand and Australian graduates who successfully complete their internships within New Zealand or Australia are able to gain registration within a general scope of practice immediately thereafter.
UK and Irish graduates (including those who have completed a twinning programme where part of their study was completed in another country) who successfully complete their internships within
the UK or Ireland are able to gain registration within a provisional general scope of practice immediately thereafter.
(UK and Irish graduates who have not completed their internship in the UK or Ireland but who have worked in a comparable health system for 36 out of the previous 48 months may want to consider the comparable health system pathway to registration – see Policy on registration within a general scope.)
On a case by case basis, the Registrar will assess the suitability of graduates who complete their internships in countries other than New Zealand, Australia, the UK or Ireland when they apply for registration.
The full policy can be viewed below: