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Study with us to specialise as a GP or rural hospital doctor. Applications are open until 8 April 2024.

Specialise as a general practitioner

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Specialise in rural hospital medicine

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GPEP application process

Learn about the process of applying for the General Practice Education Programme (GPEP), check your eligibility, and learn key dates. Applications are open until Monday 8 April 2024.

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RHMTP application process

Learn about the process of applying for the Rural Hospital Training Programme, check your eligibility, and learn key dates. Applications are open until Monday 8 April 2024.

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The heart of the community

Why do doctors choose to specialise in general practice? Hear from four of our specialist GPs about why they love their jobs and how it gives them work-life balance.

Dr Pragati Gautama at the beach

The best of both worlds

Dr Pragati Gautama is a Dual Fellow: a specialist GP and a rural hospital doctor. The Dual Fellowship pathway allows you to develop a wide set of complementary skills and have lots of flexibility about where you work in the future. It normally takes five to six years to finish this training programme.

GP Profiles

Dr Vanisi Prescott

Splitting her time between work at a suburban Auckland medical centre, and a day a week as the on-site doctor at Mt Roskill Grammar School, specialist GP Dr Vanisi Prescott loves the opportunity to get to know her patients. “You can get to know your patients over time, understand them and follow up with them. I have a lot of special interests, like youth health, sexual health, and cancer care, and being a GP lets me combine all of these.”

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I feel passionately that rural medicine is the most fun, challenging and fulfilling medicine you can practice. In my experience the thing that unites us all is our passion for bringing the best care possible to our communities.

Dr Jennifer James Dual Fellow - a specialist GP and a rural hospital doctor