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New Zealand is World’s second most peaceful country as per Global Peace Index 2018
Its multi-cultural society shares the spirit of the Maori Principle Manaakitanga. Manaakitanga is all about caring for others with shared understanding and respect
As a medical professional working in New Zealand, opportunities are spread throughout the country, in both rural and urban settings, across 20 district health boards.
There are a number of support systems for international students in New Zealand. Both universities have an international student support department, and each medical school has a regional medical students’ association, which aims to advocate on behalf of all its members. The New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA) also provides a number of support systems for international students, as well as representing all medical students at a national and international level, and organising a wide range of events.
The purpose of this scope of practice is to provide students with a 2-year opportunity to train in New Zealand and gain knowledge and skills to take back to their own countries, or the country providing sponsorship.
During this postgraduate training program one can develop his clinical and research skills, gain first-hand experience in his field, get exposure to the various components of your scope of practice and work with mentors
Students are given a personalized training plan with suggested reading. Their plan must include some or all of the following
Learning outcomes – you will need to agree to provide quarterly reports evaluating your training and progress made towards meeting your training objectives.
After you graduate from a university in NZ, you become a housing officer for the next two years, i.e. the most junior doctor.
Once you finish your run as a housing officer or a resident you become a Registrar, i.e. a junior doctor. Entry into training programs can take four or more years due to their competitiveness. Once you’re in, expect to train for another four to six years.
Placed #85 in the world, the University is the only New Zealand university in the top 100.
The University of Auckland is also the highest ranked university in New Zealand for its global reputation amongst both academics and employers. Worldwide, the University ranks #60 for Academic and #129 for Employer Reputation.
The Medical course at the University of Otago takes six years and leads to the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB). After admission to medical school students complete the second and third years of the course in Dunedin where they learn about the basic biomedical sciences and the normal and abnormal function of the body systems. Individual development, social influences on health and illness and the role of the doctor are also covered. Teaching is based around lectures, small group tutorials (which are often case-based) and laboratory classes. The final (clinical) years are completed at the Dunedin, Christchurch or Wellington School of Medicine. The focus of these years is on work in hospital wards, in general practices and other community settings.