GPEP programme structure
GPEP year 1
In your first year, you will work in either one or two general practices alongside kaiako and approved medical educators who are also GPs. The College will place you in a practice and work with you to do that. As well as working with patients, you will attend interactive seminars and workshops with other GPs in training and complete a range of learning activities.
At the end of this year, you will sit the GPEP year 1 clinical and written examinations. The clinical exam is held in Wellington and the written exam happens regionally across New Zealand.
GPEP years 2 and 3
When you move on to GPEP years two and three, you will need to find an employer at an appropriate practice and negotiate the terms of your employment.
GPEP year 3+
On average, GPEP takes three and a half to four years to finish. Ideally, the time spent in years 3+ is minimal and used to finish up final requirements such as clinical time.
From the beginning of GPEP year 2, you have eight years to complete the programme, not including any time spent on hold.