At the end of their Trainee Intern year, medical students graduate, both with their MB ChB degrees, and to provisional medical registration for the Post Graduate training (PGY1-2) that is the next stage of becoming a doctor.
The TI year ends in November, giving students time to move to their new locations just before heading back to Dunedin for the December graduation ceremony, which also provides the occasion at which they take the medical oath.
The University's Graduations Office processes graduation applications and coordinates the ceremony, including advising graduands on regalia, guest tickets, and the procession.
The Otago Medical School office coordinates a pre-graduation event including the class prizegiving, and oath ceremony and class photos.
The Student Affairs Office advises final year students of the details towards the end of the year. The class of 2018 will graduate on Saturday 8 December.
The medical class of 2017 graduated on Saturday 9 December.