Eligibilty for New Zealand Graduates
Prospective Trainees are required to hold:
The training program shall include, but is not necessarily limited to:
Typically this training would be completed over a period of four years, but could be less in the light of aptitude, or previous experience and training.
Upon completion of the training period and its requirements, trainees will be eligible to submit for the Fellowship examination. Upon passing the examination, trainees will be eligible for Fellowship in accordance with its other accreditation requirements.
Training Program Details
Eligibility for the exit examination is contingent upon completing a Training Program approved by the Censor-in-Chief. The Training Program shall typically undertaken over a period equivalent to four years, full-time, and shall comprise rotations through approved hospital or community-based clinics, which can include but not be limited to approved Musculoskeletal Centres, Pain Management Centres, Sports Medicine Centres, Rehabilitation Units, or centres specialising in medical imaging or interventional procedures. Additionally, successful completion of approved course work with a strong musculoskeletal component, such as a Masters Degree in Pain Medicine or in a cognate discipline - e.g. Clinical Epidemiology, may be considered as approved training, at the discretion of the Censor-in-Chief.