Elective placements for overseas medical students

PLACEMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - there is limited, if any, availability for 2021 

Applications from overseas medical students who are interested in an elective attachment at Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital are welcomed and accommodated wherever possible.

A fee of NZ$100 (gst/tax inclusive) per week, payable on arrival, applies to all overseas student placements at Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.

Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital is a teaching hospital University of Otago medical students who are studying at the Wellington Clinical School and places an emphasis on providing elective opportunities to national students; therefore there are only a limited number of international elective placements available each year.  Application should be made well in advance to have the chance of taking an elective at Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.  Depending on specialty, placements are usually from 2-6 weeks duration, with some requiring a minimum of 4 weeks.

The following departments do not offer elective student placements:

  • Emergency Department
  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Endocrinology

When seeking elective placements international students should, in the first instance, have the necessary documentation to hand and be able to submit the following paperwork when requesting to be considered for an elective placement:

  • preferred dates of placement
  • current CV 
  • letter from your Dean of Studies confirming you are a bona fide medical student of good standing
  • evidence of a Police Clearance (in English) and within the last three years from your country of residence and/or study
  • copy of your passport photo page
  • check with your university regarding medical indemnity insurance for the duration of your time at Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital.  If your university does not provide indemnity you would need to arrange your own Indemnity Insurance and provide proof.  You may be eligible for MPS Indemnity Insurance, check the MPS website https://www.medicalprotection.org

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  • From 1 October 2019 New Zealand has new travel rules - some visitors and tourists must have an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) before they leave for New Zealand.
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     - leave for New Zealand on or after 1 October 2019, and
     - are visiting for up to 3 months — or,
     - if you are a British citizen, for up to 6 months.

If you are interested in applying for an elective placement please contact the relevant administrator for your area of interest

Specialty

Administrator

Gastroenterology
5th or final year only Placemetns 4 weeks maximum.
Applications accepted from August for the following year.
Placements will not be accepted until further notice.

Fiona Francis
fiona.francis@hbdhb.govt.nz 
06 878 8109 ext 2940

Nephrology / Renal
5th or final year only. Placements 4 weeks minimum.
Placements will not be accepted until further notice.


Phone: 06 878 8109 ext 2421

ENT
5th or final year only. Applications for following year close 31 July.
Placements will not be accepted until further notice.

Rachel Akuhata
rachel.akuhata@hbdhb.govt.nz
Phone: 06 878 8109 ext 6625

General Surgery 
5th or final year only. Placements 6-8 weeks only.
Applications for following year close 30 June.
Placements will not be accepted until further notice.

Evelyn Malcolm
evelyn.malcolm@hbdhb.govt.nz 
Phone: 06 878 8109 ext 6281 
Orthopaedics 
5th or final year only. Applications for following year considered August - September.
Placements will not be accepted until further notice.

Tracy Le Monnier
tracy.lemonnier@hbdhb.govt.nz 
Phone: 06 878 8109 ext 6925 

Paediatrics 
4th, 5th or final year applications only. Placements 4 weeks minimum.
Placements will not be accepted until further notice.


Elizabeth Todd
elizabeth.todd@hbdhb.govt.nz 
Phone: 06 878 8109 ext 6711  

Obstetrics & Gynaecology 
5th or final year only. Placements 4 weeks only.
Placements will not be accepted until further notice.


Jennie Willis
jennie.willis@hbdhb.govt.nz 
Phone: 06 878 8109 ext 6052  

Anaesthesia
5th or final year only
Placements will not be accepted until further notice.


Cara Baillie
cara.baillie@hbdhb.govt.nz 
Phone: 06 878 8109 ext 4514  

Intensive Care 
Final year only. Placements 4 weeks minimum.
From 2020 onward student numbers will be limited to one student per placement. There will be some exceptions - enquire when applying.
Placements will not be accepted until further notice.


Liz Thomas
liz.thomas@hbdhb.govt.nz 
Phone: 06 878 8109 ext 2751  
Urology 
5th or final year only. Applications for following year considered August to October.
Placements will not be accepted until further notice.

Rhonda Jackson
rhonda.jackson@hbdhb.govt.nz 
Phone: 06 878 8109 ext 6941