Why become a teacher or medical educator?
- Satisfaction of teaching GPs
- Free up time to see more patients
- Registrars may become future employees
- Teaching counts towards continued medical education (CME)
- Earn extra salary
Becoming a GP teacher
As a GP teacher, you will use your knowledge and experience to provide intimate one-on-one guidance to registrars. This is where you can get creative; case reviews, videotaping, role-play, sitting in on consultations and random case analysis are all tools to carefully track your registrar's progress.
Effective GP teachers are good listeners and can convey thoughts in an empathetic way while protecting registrars’ confidentiality. You will need to be culturally mindful of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and share knowledge of health equity.
Before you apply to become a GP teacher, make sure you:
- are a Fellow of the College,
- hold a current practicing certificate from MCNZ,
- practice for at least two tenths a week,
- work within a teaching practice
- participate in CPD
Do you own a practice?
Find out what is involved when becoming a teaching practice.
Becoming a medical educator
Medical educators are contracted to the College and work across entire regions to guide registrars enrolled in the three years of the general practice education programme (GPEP).
As an experienced Fellow with the College, a medical educator will run seminars and workshops and carry out multiple practice visits to assess the progress of their registrars in line with the curriculum.
Check the College vacancies to find any opportunities in your region.