Who are our members?
"We are the first point of contact for health care. We are medical detectives, and a supportive ear, and use our training to identify and treat conditions that are sometimes invisible to the naked eye." President Dr Samantha Murton.
Membership with The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners or Division of Rural Hospital Medicine provides access to education, resources, advocacy and engagement opportunities to support you through every stage of your medical practice.
You automatically become a member when you join our programmes of study towards Fellowship. Membership is also available to vocationally registered GPs and Rural Hospital Medicine doctors wanting to participate in the College’s CPD programme.
Overseas trained doctors can study to become New Zealand specialist GPs or Rural Hospital Doctors.
Changes to your membership
We need to know if something has changed that might affect your membership. If you’ve had a change in circumstance, like retiring from practice, that affects your income or hours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Letters of Good Standing
The College is happy to provide a letter of good standing that helps members apply for practice registration or to other colleges. Our letter, on College letterhead, will summarise your Annual Maintenance Programme (AMP) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. It will outline your history with the College and give relevant information like the date you joined, intake type (e.g. joined under the GPEP training programme), exam pass dates (clinical and written), and Fellowship date.
The letter confirms that you are participating in your recertification programme and are in financial good standing with the College.
For assistance or additional questions, please email email@example.com
We don't charge for letters of good standing but do have fees for other services.
Administration fee for the College supplying proof that you have the credentials you claim