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A joint training programme involving both the University of Otago and the Southern District Health Board has been established for medical registrars and senior house officers intending to sit the RACP Part 1 written examination.

The following training opportunities are provided:

  • Weekly formal teaching session: Thursdays 2pm–4pm
  • Medicine Journal Club: Wednesdays 8:30am–9:30am
  • Specialty seminars: Mondays 12pm–1pm
  • Medicine Staff Round: Tuesdays 1pm–2pm

Further information

For further information on the Basic Physician Training Programme you can contact:

Associate Professor Simon Stebbings
Director, Postgraduate Service

Dr Dion Astwood
Deputy Director of Physician Training

Weekly Formal Teaching Session

This programme is provided primarily for registrars and senior house officers who are preparing to sit the written examination for the RACP Part 1 examination.

The first hour of the session provides an update/recent advances on the topic of discussion, and the second hour is devoted to reviewing relevant multi-choice questions, clinical data interpretation and clinical examination technique.

Mock examinations are held periodically throughout the year.

This programme, tele-linked to other centres throughout New Zealand, is well-received by registrars.

The weekly Formal Teaching Session: 2018 Programme will be available soon.

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