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The Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)’s special purpose registration is a temporary form of registration for specific purposes.

  • Special purpose locum tenens scope of practice is for doctors with an overseas specialist qualification on MCNZ's approved list , who have a job offer to work in Aotearoa New Zealand for 12 months or less.
  • Special purpose post graduate training registration is available for doctors looking to come to Aotearoa New Zealand on a temporary basis to gain experience and skills to take back to their home or sponsor country

For more information about special purpose scopes and to apply, visit the MCNZ website