The Ultimate Guide to Working in New Zealand as a Junior Doctor 🇳🇿
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If you're considering moving to New Zealand, whether you're an experienced doctor looking for a break from the NHS, or an F3 looking to have an amazing 'working holiday', you might be daunted by the many decisions you'll have to take along the way.
We've put together a comprehensive set of detailed guides to living and working as a doctor in New Zealand, to help make your move Down Under as easy as possible. This includes everything from researching and planning the move, finding work, settling into a new work environment, where to live, how to succeed long-term, and much more!
This article will help you make the crucial initial decision of whether a move to Australia is right for you, looking at both the professional and personal areas you should consider.
🩺 Understanding the Kiwi Healthcare System (Coming Soon)
Here we provide a breakdown of all the various healthcare bodies in New Zealand compared to the UK, to help you understand how the system works down under, including the state-based healthcare systems, public vs private systems, rural vs city-based, and more.
🤔 Understanding Your Options (Coming Soon)
This will be where many of your unanswered questions lay. Across four sections, we will breakdown the following:
We help you to understand the geography of New Zealand, where the work for UK doctors tends to come up and how your experience might differ between the different regions.
We break down which specialties tend to have vacancies and how your UK experience would translate to New Zealand, so you can decide which kinds of jobs to apply for.
We decode some of the Aussie grade jargon, and explain what level you should be working at in New Zealand based on your UK equivalent.
📆 Timelines (Coming Soon)
The key milestones in the New Zealand training year, helping you decide when is best to move and when to start looking for jobs.
📝 How to Apply for Jobs in New Zealand (Coming Soon)
How to apply for jobs, whether to use an agency or not, tips on getting your CV in shape and how to prepare for interviews.
🏥 Getting Ready to Start Work in New Zealand (Coming Soon)
A breakdown of all the things you'll need to get ready for working in New Zealand and tips for each: medical council registration, visas, vaccinations, insurance, a plan of action for your move, and more!
🏡 Getting Ready to Live in New Zealand (Coming Soon)
We’ll help you prepare to get your finances in order, including savings, expenses for relocation, setting up an Australian bank account, and all the other things you’ll need to consider before you arrive in New Zealand.
👩⚕️ Our Guide to Working Life in New Zealand (Coming Soon)
This article will cover everything from your pay and taxes, rotas in your new hospital, annual leave, study leave, and much more, so you’re well prepared before you arrive.
👍 Building a Long-Term Career in New Zealand (Coming Soon)
Whether you already know you want to stay for good, or you simply fall in love with the place when you get there and decide not to leave, we’ll provide guidance to help you build a successful long-term career in New Zealand with an aim of permanent residency.
🎤 Doctor Interviews
👉 Facebook Groups
👉 Tips and tricks
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