RNZCUC requires attendance at these specialists clinics as part of the training programme:

  • Orthopaedics (20 hours)
  • Plastics (10 hours)
  • Radiology (10 hours)
  • Emergency Medicine (10 hours)
  • ENT (4 hours)
  • Ophthalmology (4 hours)
  • Ambulance (1 shift)

RNZCUC encourages registrars where possible to choose specialist clinics that are held in urgent care clinics and / or which review patients referred from an urgent care or emergency department. In the case of eyes and ENT, please try to attend clinics that see acute self-referrals or urgent care / ED referrals.  In the case of orthopaedic clinics, RNZCUC accepts up to 10 hours attendance at a FRNZCUC-run fracture clinic.

Arrange the visits yourself, possibly with support from your supervisor. Some DHBs have restrictions on attending services so we recommend enquiring with the department on how to attend. RNZCUC has created a letter of support available for download here.

If no clinics in a particular specialty are held in your area (for example, plastic surgery), please contact the DCT for assistance. We may suggest and approve alternatives. If you require any assistance in finding clinics to attend please contact the office for further information.

You should record your attendance at the clinics on this form and send it to the College once complete.