Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) requirements

Applying for general scope of practice at the end of PGY1

To be eligible to apply for registration within a general scope of practice at the end of PGY1, an intern must:

  • Satisfactorily complete four accredited clinical attachments.
  • Substantively attain the learning outcomes outlined in the 14 learning activities of the curriculum.
  • Achieve certification for advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) at the standard of New Zealand Resuscitation Council CORE Advanced (within the past 12 months).
  • Develop a satisfactory PDP for PGY2.
  • Be granted a recommendation for registration in a general scope of practice by a Council approved Advisory Panel.

The Advisory Panel

When interns have satisfactorily completed four clinical attachments, the training provider’s approved Advisory Panel meets to discuss the overall performance of each PGY1 intern. The panel comprises four members appointed by the training provider:

  • the CMO or their delegate who will chair the panel
  • the intern’s prevocational educational supervisor
  • a second prevocational educational supervisor
  • a lay person.

The Advisory Panel reviews the intern’s ePort and decides whether the doctor has met the required standard to be recommended for registration in the General scope of practice.