The College has designed the programme to be flexible, so you are able to start at any time and complete it on a part-time basis.

To gain Fellowship, other than when granted a credit for prior learning or experience, registrars will be required to:

  • Have four years and 3000 hours of approved clinical experience.
  • Complete the Urgent Care Course, hosted online by the Goodfellow Unit.
  • Pass the exam (UCPEX), normally run once a year in November.
  • Complete PALS or APLS.
  • Complete a College-approved trauma course.
  • Complete a College-approved communications course.
  • Be assessed as competent in a range of skills.
  • Attend specialist clinics.
  • Complete case studies.
  • Complete three university papers:
    • Clinical Epidemiology / Biostatistics
    • Paediatrics
    • Trainee selected (approved by College).
  • Complete a research project in urgent care and submit a paper to the College.
  • Fulfil ongoing recertification and supervision requirements.
  • Gain Board of Censors approval to exit the training programme and be awarded Fellowship.

RNZCUC anticipates that registrars will achieve Fellowship within four years, and that regular and consistent progress be made.  There is a registrar performance policy, and anyone facing challenges in maintainin progress should discuss their options with their supervisor and Director of Clinical Training.

The information above does not replace the Fellowship regulations and training programme requirements, which applicants and registrars should read.