The possible Credits for Prior Learning and Experience (CPLE) are summarised in a simplified form below.
|Four years of RNZCUC-approved experience||400 hours per year; applicant can choose the start date for each year.|
|3,000 hours of RNZCUC-approved experience||Max 1,500 hours
Up to 1,500 hours UC/ED/RHM
Up to 500 GP hours
Up to 1,500 hours of armed forces medicine
|Patient Satisfaction Survey (PSS)||RNZCGP PSS or InPractice patient review or equivalent; completed no more than 3 years prior to joining.|
|Clinical epidemiology / biostatistics university paper||See Fellowship regulation note 4.|
|Paediatrics university paper||See Fellowship regulation note 4.|
|Registrar-selected, College-approved university paper||See Fellowship regulation note 4.|
|Skills Demonstration and Assessment Weekend||Optional but recommended.|
|Core skills||Dependent on demonstration of prior experience to the satisfaction of the EdC.|
|Trauma Day||Recent (1) ATLS, EMST, the UoA Immediate Care paper or equivalent.|
|Communications Day||PRIMEX or equivalent (should include simulated consultation, and topics such as breaking bad news).|
|Paediatric Advance Life Support (PALS)||Recent (1) APLS, PALS or equivalent (minimum two-day course).|
|ACLS||Recent (1) completion of ACLS and certificate is current.|
|Clinic attendance – orthopaedics (20 hours)||
Clinics – 12 months of registrar recent (1) experience, in the clinic concerned.
Ambulance – equivalent ambulance experience.
|Clinic attendance – plastics (10 hours)|
|Clinic attendance – radiology (10 hours)|
|Clinic attendance – emergency medicine (10 hours)|
|Clinic attendance – ENT (4 hours)|
|Clinic attendance – ophthalmology (4 hours)|
|Clinic attendance – ambulance (1 shift)|
1) Completed within the last five years
Please note that this table includes information from the Fellowship Regulations. If there is a conflict between the table and the Fellowship Regulations, the latter is the authorative document.