Positions available for 2024 Training Year - Psychiatry Registrars
2024 Training Year – Psychiatry Registrars
Live, learn and train in one of the most liveable cities in the world!
The Northern Region Psychiatry Training Program (Hinengaro Akonga o Tokerau) is the largest psychiatry training program in New Zealand. We are one of the best across Australia and New Zealand and are the best springboard to a career in Psychiatry.
The training program is led by locally trained psychiatrists who have completed training within the last decade. As such, we understand and acknowledge the challenges trainees may face in vocational training and dedicate considerable time, effort, and energy in ensuring that our training program focuses not only on educational needs, but also on the needs of each individual trainee. You will be supported by a director of training and a training facilitator in every rotation in addition to your consultant psychiatrist supervisor.
Our training program offers a comprehensive and diverse range of training experiences found no where else across Australasia. Auckland is a multi-cultural melting pot, and your work and training experience will be reflective of this as you rotate through the three primary training areas (North/West, Central and South). Throughout your psychiatry training you will be supported by enthusiastic supervisors and a passionate and dynamic training team.
You will also get to live in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city which offers a mix of city life with forests, beaches, and coastal walkways to enjoy at your doorstep. Auckland also offers world class gastronomic experiences to satisfy your tastebuds. Auckland was also named the world’s most liveable city in 2021!
Why train as a Psychiatry registrar in Auckland:
· We have a wide variety of unique training experiences rarely seen elsewhere in Australia and New Zealand:
o Medical administration and clinical leadership rotations
o An academic psychiatry position working in close collaboration with the University of Auckland
o Maori mental health and Pacific Island mental health rotations
o Paediatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry; Maternal Mental Health
o Forensic Psychiatry training
o Intellectual disability training with two established rotations
· Large programme with well-established training scheme
o You will be part of a year cohort who meet weekly face to face for teaching allowing you to forge relationships early in your career with your peers and academics who are passionate to teach you about the art of psychiatry
o Mentoring programme and excellent supervisor support
o Weekly teaching during the university semester (day-release teaching)
o We can accommodate Advanced Training in any of the seven RANZCP sub-speciality Certificates
o Well managed and funded Psychotherapy Written Case resources
o Strong RANZCP examination pass rates
· Close ties to University of Auckland
o You will be in frequent contact with university academics if you wish to pursue research in mental health and addictions
Eligibility and how to apply
· There is no need to have completed a psychiatric run previously; all you need is an interest and a passion for psychiatry.
· You need eligibility for general scope registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
· Candidates will be ranked for interview eligibility based on their cover letter and CV
PS: Please submit a cover letter and CV outlining why you wish to pursue Psychiatry training, and what attracts you to training in the Auckland programme.
Te Whatu Ora is committed to seeing Aucklanders from every community and background share in a healthier future. To help us achieve this we need a talented diverse workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds who share our values and would greatly value seeing applicants from our Māori and Pacific communities.
Come to Auckland - where we are training world class doctors
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