Waikato DHB offers well-structured and well-planned post-graduate training for PGY1, NZREX/IMG doctors, PGY2 and senior house officers (SHOs).
This training programme was commended by the New Zealand Medical Council during its latest accreditation review (August 2017).
- Comprehensive orientation, annually reviewed and improved using intern feedback.
- Orientation manual that includes formal education programmes for PGY1 and PGY2/SHOs for the year, and other important workplace information.
- Effective clinical supervision by clinical supervisors with a passion for teaching and clinical supervision.
- All PGY1 and PGY2 doctors have educational supervision with nominated prevocational educational supervisors.
PGY1 teaching programme
- Provides protected Formal Education Course (FEC) teaching time weekly – three hours of protected training time weekly to attend teaching sessions (Tuesday 1.30pm – 2.30pm) or skill-based sessions (1.5-2 hours) held at the clinical skills training centre.
- Uses senior doctors or advanced trainees who are all experts or advanced practitioners in their fields to present teaching topics. These informal sessions are often case-based and interactive with wide-ranging topics that have an emphasis on a practical approach to caring for patients with various conditions.
- Supports the development of an e-portfolio of clinical and professional development.
PGY2/Senior house doctors teaching programme
- A comprehensive, generalist teaching programme designed to develop the new doctor to be ready to start work as a trainee in a chosen field.
- Self-directed learning.
- Protected Formal Education Course (FEC) teaching time – 3-4 hours of protected time each week to attend teaching sessions (Wednesday 1.30pm – 2.30pm) or skill-based sessions (1.5-2 hours) held at the clinical skills training centre.
- Community-based clinical attachments, which is a requirement for the PGY2 doctor in order to achieve general registration (without endorsement).
We offer clinical attachments in tertiary, secondary and community-based services, providing a wide range of learning opportunities during PGY1 and PGY2 training to help you decide on your career in the field of medicine.