If you are an International Medical Graduate (IMG), you must have vocational registration in the relevant specialty in order to practise medicine in New Zealand.
To qualify for vocational registration you must:
All enquiries regarding the application process for vocational registration in New Zealand are to be directed to the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) in the first instance. Information and application forms can be downloaded from the MCNZ website.
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The College’s role in New Zealand is to complete assessments for the MCNZ once they have accepted an application. The College does this through two Vocational Education Advisory Boards (VEAB), one for clinical radiology and one for radiation oncology.
The College’s VEAB is asked to comment on the comparability of the IMG's qualifications, training and experience to that of a New Zealand vocationally registered doctor in the same specialty who holds the MCNZ prescribed New Zealand/Australasian post graduate qualification (i.e. a Fellowship of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists).
The College will compete two types of assessment, depending on where an IMG is located.
If an IMG is located overseas at the time application, the College will complete what is known as Preliminary Advice based on the application documentation and referee reports. This will result in one of four possible outcomes:
If an IMG is already in New Zealand, the College will complete what is known as Final Advice. This will result in one of three possible outcomes:
All College assessments are provided to the MCNZ who make the final determination and will convey the assessment outcome.
IMGs who obtain vocational registration in New Zealand can choose to apply for Fellowship of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. This is a separate process to that of vocational registration, but contains many of the same elements.
Once you have met the Fellowship requirements identified above you will be provided with a Fellowship application form.
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