New Zealand Registrar Recruitment

The New Zealand Branch facilitates the centralised recruitment of all clinical radiology registrars on behalf of the RANZCR accredited training sites. These sites cover ten of the twenty District Health Boards (DHBs) throughout New Zealand.

The selection process provides a simple and fair process for both applicants and employers, and is modelled on the United States National Resident Matching Program.

Applications are closed for 2019.

The Recruitment Process

  1. Eligible applications are ranked by all participating training centres and an interview shortlist is drawn up. Interviews are conducted in Auckland during June/July.
  2. After the interviews, all applicants will be ranked in order of merit and matched to a District Health Board (DHB) with a vacant training position. RANZCR will then recommend to the matched DHBs that they accept the matched applicants as employees.
  3. Successful applicants will have their CV, references, application form and documents sent directly to the matched DHB. The DHB will then apply their specific checking criteria to the application, and may require the successful applicant to complete an internal DHB application form.
  4. Offers of employment from the DHBs are released in late July each year. The successful applicants and the relevant DHBs then negotiate and sign a mutually acceptable employment contract.

How to apply

To apply for a clinical radiology first year training position please submit your completed application form(s) and ensure three completed referee forms have been lodged directly with the RANZCR New Zealand Office.

If you are considering applying from outside New Zealand, or recently moved to New Zealand, you must meet the following criteria by the close of applications:

  • Lawfully live and work in New Zealand
  • Meet Health Workforce New Zealand criteria (hold New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency) or have applied and been granted a HWNZ exemption
  • Hold (or be eligible to hold) General Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ), or provide written assurance from MCNZ that general scope registration will be approved by the close of applications.

If you have any questions, please contact the New Zealand Office.

Please note that applications have closed for the year and will open in April 2020

Key Dates for 2020

 Date Details

Applications open


Applications close


Interview date (Auckland City Hospital)


Training start date