Are you, or do you know, a New Zealand-based surgical trainee who is passionate about medical education? The Medical Council of New Zealand is seeking applications/nominations for a vocational Trainee to be a member of its Education Committee.

The ideal applicant or nominee needs to have an understanding of and interest in the Medical Council of New Zealand’s role and function as a medical regulator, an interest in the improvement and provision of medical education in New Zealand and be able to participate constructively in discussion regarding medical education matters.

What’s involved

The terms of reference (PDF 131.43KB) set out the work that would be involved if appointed to Council’s Education Committee. It includes pre-reading of papers (approximately four to eight hours per meeting), attendance at four Committee meetings a year (day meetings), and accreditation visits.

Accreditation visits require a considerable time commitment:

  1. Prior to the visit:

Review the self-assessment provided by the training provider and all other relevant documentation provided to the team that is relevant to the accreditation (five to eight hours).

Attend and participate in a preliminary accreditation team meeting via teleconference (one to two hours)

  1. At the site visit:

Participate fully in the accreditation team meetings on the day of the visit.

Lead the meetings during the site visit as allocated by the accreditation team Chair.

Take notes on the day of the visit related to all sections of the accreditation standards to inform the draft report.

  1. Following the site visit:

Draft sections of the report as allocated by the accreditation team Chair. A draft of your section(s) is required to be emailed to the Council office within two weeks of the visit. This should take approximately four to eight hours.

Please send applications/nominations to hbennett@mcnz.org.nz by Friday 13 March 2020. Interviews are planned to take place, via Zoom, towards the end of March.

For more information, please contact Hollie Bennett, Team Leader – Education at the Medical Council of NZ.

Email: hbennett@mcnz.org.nz 
Tel: 0800 286 801 ext786