and work permits:
There are two universities in New Zealand, the University of Auckland and the University of Otago (based in Dunedin). There are, however, four clinical schools, Auckland (www.auckland.ac.nz), Wellington (www.wnmeds.ac.nz), Christchurch (www.chmeds.ac.nz) and Dunedin. The last three are the clinical schools of the University of Otago (www.otago.ac.nz). There are big summer holidays in the run up to Christmas. Therefore there aren’t many students around. You lose on the social life but do get a bit more attention.
Professional Organisations and Boards
Note – many organisations are joined with those in Australia
Medical Specialist Organistations:
and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Ulimaroa, 630 St Kilda Road,
Melbourne VIC 3004 Australia Tel: 03 9510 6299 Fax: 03 9510 6786 www.anzca.edu.au
For general Job vacanices for doctors check out www.southerndoctor.co.nz
For a list of health and hospital services (but not hospital addresses) visit www.hospitals.co.nz/public.html
For lists of job vacancies and advice on obtaining medical work in New Zealand visit New Zealand Health Jobs www.nzhealth.co.nz
Check out www.adhb.govt.nz/akhealth/ for details on hospitals and all their departments throughout Auckland.
University of Auckland, School of Medicine, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Tel: 09 373 7521 Fax: 09 373 7482 www.health.auckland.ac.nz
Auckland Hospital (including Starship Paediatric Hosptal www.starship.org.nz ), Park Road/Grafton Road, Auckland, New Zealand.
Green Lane Hospital, Green Lane, Auckland 1005
National Women’s Hospital, Claude Road, Epsom, Auckland Tel: 09 630 9943 Fax: 09 630 9761
North Shore Hospital, Shakespeare Road, Milford, Takapuna, Auckland
Middlemore Hospital, Private Bag 93311, Auckland
Wellington School of Medicine, 23 A Mein St, Newtown, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, NZ Tel: 04 385 5541 Fax: 04 385 5725 www.wnmeds.ac.nz
To do an elective in Wellington contact The Overseas Elective Co-ordinator at the above address (or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). You have to fill in a form stating what you have already done, stick a photo on it, get malpractice insurance, tick subjects you would like to do (from paediatric surgery to neurology; research, GP, public health and psychiatry are also available) and send it back.
Wellington Hospital, Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington, PO Box 7343 www.ccdhb.org.nz
Check out the Northland’s extensive health webiste (which includes job vacancies): www.northlanddhb.org.nz NB Two other small hospitals in this area are: Kaitaia and Daraville.
Area Hospital, Northland Health Limited, PO
Box 742, Whangarei Tel: 0 9 430
4100 Fax: 0 9 430 4110. www.northlanddhb.org.nz/NHL/whangareihospital.htm
Hospital, Western Bay Health, Cameron Road,
Tauranga (run by: Pacific Health, Private Bag 12024, Tauranga Tel: 07 577
8000, Fax: 07 577 8487)
School of Medicine
The school is in and uses Christchurch Hospital for its clinical training. It is the major teaching hospital of the University of Otago (based further down the coast). They can arrange electives in all specialities (there’s a charge of NZ$500) although some students have found they can’t do general medicine or surgery as they are full with their own students. This is an extremely popular destination. Write incredibly early to the above address. (Full details on: http://healthsci.otago.ac.nz/division/medicine/elective.htm)
The two health service providers in this area are:
South, 3rd Floor, 10 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Tel: 03 364
0150 Fax: 03 364 0318
Christchurch Hospital, Riccarton Avenue, Private bag 4710, Christchurch, South Island Tel: 03 364 0640 Fax: 03 364 0453 www.cdhb.govt.nz/christchurch.htm
Spinal Injuries Unit, Burwood Hospital, Private Bag 4708, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Princess Margaret Hospital, Private bag, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Otago Medical School, PO Box 913, Gt King Street, Dunedin Tel: 03 479 7454 Fax: 03 479 5459 www.otago.ac.nz/facmed . Otago has three clinical schools: Christchurch, Wellington (see above) and Dunedin. The Dunidin school can arrange electives in its main teaching hospital, Dunedin, or a number of others including: Wakari, Balclutha, Oamaru, Dunstan, Southland and Lakes District Hospitals. Write to the Overseas Electives Co-ordinator at the Administration Office at the above address (or look on http://healthsci.otago.ac.nz/dsm/electives.htm) Note: There is a charge of NZ$500
Dunedin Hospital, Dunedin, New Zealand (run by: Healthcare Otago, Private bag 1921, Dunedin Tel: 03 474 0999, Fax: 03 474 7623)
Southland Hospital, Invercargill, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand.
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