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Information for current medical students relating to COVID‑19

This page is about the University of Otago, Christchurch contribution to the six-year University of Otago medical degree (MB ChB: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery). Our medical students come to Christchurch for years 4–6 of their medical degree, after three years of training in Dunedin.

Learn more about the Otago medical degree

In the fourth and fifth year, the class is divided into 8 equal sized groups and each group rotates through eight four-week block modules. In sixth (or trainee intern) year, attachments range from 4 to 12 weeks in duration.

Throughout the years, a series of vertical modules are run. These are based on the important learning themes and are delivered during dedicated vertical module half days. They represent areas which are integral to most areas of medical practice and which cannot (and should not) be separated e.g. ethics

Student Affairs Office

Graduate Profile

MB ChB Contacts

Associate Dean Undergraduate Student Affairs

Dr Tania Huria

Associate Dean, Medical Education

Professor Lutz Beckert
Tel +64 3 378 6026

Medical Education Adviser

Anthony Ali
Tel +64 3 378 6295

Admission to Medical School

Tel +64 3 479 7428

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