If you are registered and practising in the provisional general scope as either a New Zealand or Australian medical graduate, or a doctor who has passed the NZ Registration Examination, you are required to complete prevocational medical training.
This includes interns working in a Council-accredited training programme in PGY1 and PGY2.
Graduates of New Zealand and Australian accredited medical schools and doctors who have sat and passed the New Zealand Registration Examination (NZREX Clinical) complete prevocational medical training.
The prevocational medical training programme ensures that postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) and postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) doctors (collectively known as interns) continue to build on their undergraduate education
For NZREX doctors it assures the Medical Council of New Zealand (Council) that the doctor has the broad-based core competencies and experience needed for medical practice in New Zealand.
All international medical graduates (IMGs) registered in a provisional general, provisional vocational and special purpose scope of practice must be supervised. This is to support their practice while they become familiar with the New Zealand health system and the expected standard of medical practice.