Becoming Vocationally Registered

Becoming Vocationally Registered - Fellowship

Fellowship is an assessment of your competence against the standards for Fellowship. Once Fellowship has been granted, you may apply to the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) for registration within the vocational scope of general practice.

The assessment visit must take place in a general practice where you have worked for three months (or more) in the past nine months. The Assessor who conducts the visit needs to see evidence that you meet or exceed all the standards for Fellowship. This is best achieved in a traditional general practice setting.

You may be assessed as a locum, salaried employee or practice principal, working full-time or part-time. The assessment visit involves:

  • observation of the premises, equipment and the practice organisation
  • review of your medical records
  • sitting in on 6-8 of your consultations
  • and discussion with you.

In order to achieve Fellowship of the RNZCGP you will need to meet all of the following criteria: