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Your Training

Your Training

This section of the website is all about your training. If there’s a discussion, report, or review relevant to your training, we’ll post it on the site. NZRDA has an active voice where your training is concerned, and if you have any comments or feedback regarding current reviews, papers, or reports, please contact us as we welcome your feedback. Click here for a quick link to:

Dr David Bellamy’s report from the 26 October 2017 meeting of the MCNZ multisource feedback (MSF) advisory group
Dr David Bellamy’s report from the 26 June 2017 meeting of the MCNZ MSF advisory group
Treating Doctors Well, Treating People Well
Latest GPEP Newsletter
Report on the Accreditation Meeting 27-7-17

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NZRDA Education Trust



The NZRDA Education Trust provides financial support for the furtherance and protection of the education or training of RMOs in all aspects of medical practice in NZ. Visit our page dedicated to the Trust to

    • See the objects of the Trust
    • Download an application form
    • View reports from previous grant recipients
    • Read detailed terms and conditions

MCNZ Prevocational Training Discussion Paper

The MCNZ released a second Prevocational Training discussion paper March 2013 and held a series of meetings throughout the country to talk to it. The discussion paper can be downloaded here : MCNZ Prevocational Training Consultation paper 2013

The NZRDA response to the 2013 discussion paper, can be downloaded here: NZRDA response to the 2013 MCNZ Prevocational training discussion paper

The MCNZ New Zealand Curriculum Framework for Prevocational Medical Training can be downloaded here: NZ Curriculum Framework for Prevocational Medical Training

Update on the Rural Health Medicine Training Programme

Read the update from February 2018 here >

Career Planning

NZRDA and the DHBs have developed a nationally consistent vocational career design framework for resident doctors and DHBs in NZ. Please find below the agreed guidelines and career planning form for completion by Resident Doctors as and when required and / or when updating their career design

Download: Career Planning guidelines
Download: Career Planning form
Download: NZRDA’s Paper on Career Planning Oct 2011

Training costs

The training costs lists have now been formulated and agreed to by NEG (National Engagement Group). The lists were updated 4th October, 2013. If there are items that should be included but are not please contact us. To determine how your DHB will manage prepayment costs of training, see this document: Prepayment options by DHB – Oct

Training cost lists by specialty