A medical literature project (MLP) is a compulsory component of the RNZCUC training programme. This is to be completed after passing the University of Auckland’s Evidence for Best Practice paper (POPLHLTH 709) or RNZCUC-approved equivalent paper.  Senior registrars should be able to read and absorb medical literature, and research a subject of some relevance to their clinical practice. The project can be one of:

  • a case history
  • clinical guidelines
  • original research.

Read the MLP instructions before commencing. A high standard is expected.

An outline or draft of the proposed paper must be submitted to RNZCUC at the stage before starting intensive work so that relevance can be ascertained and research direction agreed.  Outlines and final papers should be emailed to assignments@rnzcuc.org.nz.

Full copies of all references are required, and should be submitted with the final paper.

Acceptable formats are Word (.doc or .docx) and pdf.  Copies of submitted work should be kept by the registrar in case of dispute or papers going missing.

We will ask authors of projects that have received a pass mark if we can publish the paper on the research page of the website.