Position open on the Aotearoa New Zealand OTP Assessment Committee

Date published: Dec 23, 2019, 15:53 PM


New Zealand-based Fellow are invited to express their interest in joining the Aotearoa New Zealand Overseas Trained Physicians (OTP) Assessment Committee as the Paediatric Lead.


The Aotearoa New Zealand OTP Assessment Committee play a key role in the assessment of OTPs by providing advice to the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) on the OTPs equivalency to a New Zealand trained physician. Members of the Committee can have a real impact on health service delivery and quality of care in the New Zealand health system.

Key responsibilities

  • Interview OTPs to understand their overseas qualifications, training and experience
  • Provide preliminary and interview advice to the MCNZ
  • Determine supervision/training requirements for OTPs in accordance with the guidelines and policies set by the MCNZ and RACP
  • Provide expertise relating to OTP assessment to the MCNZ, College staff and other College Committees (when required)
  • Monitor OTP progress through to Fellowship
  • Advise on key initiatives, projects and educational developments as requested by the OTP Unit and Professional Practice directorate.

1 x Paediatric Lead position is open to a Fellow who resides in New Zealand.

Appointment to the Committee will be for a term of 2 years.

The Committee meets each month via teleconference, with the exception of two face-to-face meetings in Wellington during the year.

Read the Aotearoa New Zealand Overseas Trained Physicians Terms of Reference (PDF) before applying.


To apply, submit an expression of interest form and your CV to OTP@racp.org.nz

Use the subject line ‘Aotearoa NZ OTP Assessment Committee – Paediatric Lead EOI’.

For more information, contact Elizabeth King, Senior Case Officer – OTP Unit NZ at OTP@racp.org.nz

Creation Date:

Dec 23, 2019, 12:00 PM

Closing Date:

Feb 25, 2020, 17:00 PM
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