A new pathway to registration in New Zealand launched yesterday

Doctors in NZ

Yesterday, the Medical Council of New Zealand launched a new pathway to gaining medical registration in New Zealand. This is great news for overseas trained doctors who might not have previously qualified for registration but have always wanted to experience life as a doctor in New Zealand.

This new pathway is called the UK General Registrants Pathway and is aimed at candidates whose primary medical qualification was not from the UK, but who qualified to work in the UK by completing the PLAB exam. In addition, after gaining registration, they must have worked in the UK under supervision for 12 months and be holding General Registration with the GMC. If you meet this threshold then we can help you find a job in New Zealand which will meet the Medical Council’s requirements for this pathway. You will need a position providing 12 months of supervision and it must be at the level of a House Officer. After completing the 12 months of supervised practice, you can be eligible to apply for General Registration which means you can practice without restriction.

So, if you:

  • Have completed Part 1 and Part 2 of the PLAB test within 5 years immediately prior to application and
  • Hold full General Registration with the GMC and
  • Have completed a Foundation Year 1 or 2 years in the UK or
  • Have completed 12 months of supervised practice in the UK

Then you could be eligible for registration and we’d love to chat with you about how we might be able to help secure you a House Officer level position. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation with one of our International team.

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Sarah Robertson
03 May 2023Article by Sarah Robertson Medrecruit Immigration Advisor