"As a GP you get to form a relationship with your patients. It is a privilege to guide them on their journey towards better health."
Dr Jess Payne
Help more, help earlier and be the hand your patients need.
It takes three years of postgraduate study through The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners to become a GP.
The GP education programme is divided into two stages, and combines on-the-job experience and mentoring with workshops and seminars.
In the first year, you’ll get one-on-one teaching with an accredited GP teacher in two different general practices in New Zealand, and attend seminars and workshops with other GP trainees. At the end of that year, you’ll sit the GPEP clinical and written examinations. In GPEP2/3 (the next stage of the programme), you’ll work full-time in clinical practice.
Find out more about yourjourney to becoming a GP.
College Medical Director and Wellington GP Dr Richard Medlicott speaks to the New Zealand Medical Association's Emily Dwight about how he became a GP and what he likes about the work.
Listen to the podcast below.
Completed undergraduate education in medicine