A medical literature project 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.

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.

Further information can be found here.  A high standard is expected, and it is anticipated that the best projects will be submitted for publication.

Outlines and final papers should be emailed to alex@rnzcuc.org.nz. 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.  The paper will be submitted to Turnitin to confirm originality.

RNZCUC does not issue exemptions for the literature project. Retrospective approval for work done in the past will not be given.