Any medical practitioner wishing to be considered for the New
Zealand College of Public Health Medicine Training Programme must
formally submit an application form and the required supporting
Recruitment to the Training Programme is undertaken annually.
Applications to the Training Programme open on
15 May and close on 16 June. The application form and required information must
be submitted electronically to the College office by Friday 16 June
and all referee reports received by the last working day of June
via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
An application fee applies; the fee for 2017 is $480 inc. gst. A
reduced fee of $240 inc. gst. applies where an applicant makes a
second application in the following year. If the applicant is in a
situation of financial hardship, they should contact the General
Manager of the College, Jane Dancer, to discuss a reduced
application fee. Maori and Pacific applicants accepted into the
training programme will have their application fees reimbursed upon
commencement of training.
Please note that applicants to the Training Programme must hold
general registration with the Medical Council of
New Zealand and have a current Practising Certificate. Applicants
must also have at least two years of post graduate experience and
hold New Zealand permanent residency or citizenship.
Further information for potential Registrars is
The selection process takes place in July and August for
positions commencing on 1 March of the following year. Training
places are subject to the continued availability of funding from
Health Workforce New Zealand.
The selection process consists of:
- assessment of the supporting information submitted with the
application form, to determine applicants for short-listing;
- personal interview of short-listed applicants; and
- written reports from two referees.
Each applicant must supply all of the following information
electronically, to the following specification:
1. Application form: this must be
completed and signed. Please provide full details, marked
'confidential', if you have ever been the subject of any
disciplinary action in the past, or any disciplinary investigation
is currently underway or pending.
2. Statement of personal introduction: a 300 to
500 word statement, which identifies why you wish to undertake
training in Public Health Medicine. You should refer to particular
experiences, skills and attitudes that you would bring to this
scope of medicine. This document must be produced on a word
3. Curriculum vitae: a recently updated
curriculum vitae including the names of two referees. Referees
should be doctors with whom you have worked and who are agreeable
to act as your referee; at least one should be from a public health
background if possible. You will be sent a referee report form to
send to your referees on receipt of your application. It will be
your responsibility to send these forms to your referees for return
to the College within the timeframe required. Your CV should draw
attention to particular skills and experiences of potential
relevance to public health medicine.
4. Recent photograph: please submit a recent
photograph of yourself with your application.
5. Certificates and transcripts: scanned
certified copies of relevant certificates and transcripts
(including medical school qualification, current practising
certificate, any previous public health qualifications claimed and
6. Identification: please include a certified
copy of the pages from your passport recording your personal
details, your birth certificate or other proof that you are a
permanent resident or citizen of New Zealand.
7. Career Plan: a Career Plan is a requirement
of Health Workforce New Zealand. To support your application please
provide a copy of your current plan for your future in
If you do not already have a Career Plan you can access the College Career Plan template here.
Certificate of Good Standing: successful
applicants will be offered a position on the Training Programme
subject to receipt of a satisfactory Certificate of Good Standing
from the Medical Council of New Zealand and any other regulatory
body that they have been registered with within the last five
It is important that ALL of this information is
submitted electronically to the College office by the due date or
the application will not be considered further. The information
requested above is to submitted via email to email@example.com
Information provided with applications is only used by the
Training Programme for the purposes of selecting Registrars.
For applicants accepted into the Training Programme, application
information is retained until the Registrar is granted Fellowship
of the College. Information relating to Registrars is accessed by
the Training Programme Director and Training Programme Supervisors,
the auditor, officers of the College and Training Programme and, if
the need arises, a legal advisor. Once training commences, the
details of each Registrar are also supplied to Health Workforce NZ
for funding purposes.
The application information relating to unsuccessful candidates
is securely destroyed.
No information submitted will be disclosed to parties other than
those identified above. Applicants may request access to their
information held by the Training Programme, and may identify
corrections where that information is incorrect.