Support for rural registrars

Support is particularly important for rural hospital registrars as they can often work in isolation or be supervised by doctors from other specialities.

When you鈥檙e studying in the RHMTP, you will be supported every step of the way by your Education Facilitator, rotational supervisors, your peers, and specialist staff at the College.

Education Facilitator

One of your most important relationships during your study will be with your education facilitator, a Fellow in rural hospital medicine who will work with and support you.

You can talk to your Facilitator about your attachments and academic mahi, your assessments and grades, and any problems that may crop up during your study.

Specifically, you will work with your facilitator to create a learning plan, and set up your reflection log and your skills log, and they will report back to the Division鈥檚 Board of Studies on your progress.

Rotational supervisors

When you start each new run, you will be assigned a rotational supervisor. You will have dedicated time with your rotational supervisor every week to discuss any problems or p膩tai.

Clinical leaders

The clinical leaders for the RHMTP make recommendations to the Board of Studies on improvements needed and what to change. They also give guidance and leadership to RHM registrars while they are studying.

College education coordinators

Your education coordinators are based at the College鈥檚 head office in Te Whanganui-a-tara Wellington. They provide programme support to you, your Education Facilitator, and the practices you study in.

They are your first point of contact if you have queries regarding leave or expense claims and can connect you with more learning support if that鈥檚 what you need.

You can send them an email at