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What is RNZCUC?

The Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care is a medical college responsible for training doctors in the branch of urgent care. RNZCUC runs a four year Fellowship training programme.

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is an independent branch of medicine recognised by the Medical Council of New Zealand. RNZCUC defines urgent care as episodic no-appointments primary care services that are covered by RNZCUC's training programme, and delivered from a RNZCUC-approved urgent care facility.   MORE

A career in urgent care?

The advantages of urgent care as a career include:

 * Ability to begin work and earn well immediately.

 * Training programme designed to be able to be done part-time, e.g. while raising a family.

 * Flexible work hours.



Minimum hours required for Fellows for recertification purposes

Effective from October 2016, the minimum requirement for recertification is 600 hours per 3 year recertification cycle.The 2017 recertification manual will be updated to show this.

Choosing Wisely NZ

Choosing Wisely is a new campaign for New Zealand that encourages health professionals to talk to patients about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.

Risk management workshops and online teaching

Medical Protection Society is running a series of risk management workshops and online courses.


Per recent College decision, Fellows may use the letters 'FRNZCUC', and advanced trainees, 'MRNZCUC'.

Facebook page for RNZCUC trainees
Click HERE to go to the RNZCUC Trainees Facebook Page

Change to Fellowship criteria - more recognition of NZ ED hours
Up to 1,000 NZ ED hours worked while in the EM or RHM training programme can now be counted towards fellowship - details here.

New house surgeon training
The MCNZ is proposing new house surgeon training, which would mean compulsory community runs (possibly in Urgent Care) and standardised house surgeon training. MORE

HWNZ funding for  trainees
New Zealand residents may be eligible for funding to cover 'out of pocket' expenses of training. MORE 

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