Are you interested in becoming a rural hospital doctor? The Rural Hospital Training Programme is your pathway to a specialist career, providing rural hospital care in some of New Zealand’s most remote settings.

 
 

How to apply 

Applications for the 2019/20 DRHM programme have now closed. The next intake will open in February 2020

  • Applications open Feb – March 2020
  • Applications are reviewed 
  • If you are eligible you will be invited to a selection interview (date TBC)
  • Successful applicants will be sent offer letters and will start on their programme in Dec 2020
Any enquiries, please contact us
Phone: 04 496 5999 
Email: drhmnz@rnzcgp.org.znz
         

Admission policy

This policy outlines the process and procedures for admission to the training programme for the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine, New Zealand. It includes the minimum requirements for entry to the programme and the selection criteria.

Read the policy

 


Fees and requirements for enrolling in the DRHM training programme

Requirements

To enrol in the DRHM programme, you must have:

  • Completed two postgraduate years in rotating hospital runs or equivalent experience
  • General registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • Certificate of Professional Status from the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • New Zealand citizenship or permanent resident visa
  • Two clinical referee reports detailing recent medical experience
  • Completed six runs of hospital specialties

Costs

The Division currently charges a FTE programme fee of $4775 + GST per annum for its contribution to your training. This fee has not increased for several years. There is an additional compulsory annual cost of $1,419.78 + GST which gives you associate membership of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine. These fees can all be legitimately claimed back from your employer.

*  Part time in relation to DRHM programme fee is defined as less than 3.5 days per week or overall less than 36.4 weeks per year (7/10)

Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM)

Did you gain Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine via the training and assessment route?

If you are working in New Zealand you can become an ad eundum gradum Fellow of our College. All you need to do is complete and return the application form and all the supporting documents.

Download the Fellowship by Reciprocity Application Form (doc.)