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
Use of FRNZCUC and MRNZCUC
Per recent College decision, Fellows may use the letters 'FRNZCUC', and advanced trainees, 'MRNZCUC'.
Facebook page for RNZCUC trainees
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