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28 February 2017
Lait Dalal Email:
[FYI request #5204 email]
Dear Lait Re: Official Information Act Request CDHB 9559 and WCDHB 8917
We refer to your email dated 13 February 2017 which was subsequently transferred to Canterbury DHB
and West Coast DHB from Ministry of Health on 15 February 2017, requesting the following information
under the Official Information Act. Exact figure of last 3 years for the following:
Total number of New Zealand medical graduates who were unable to find a PGY1 position in
Total number of designated PGY1 positions across DHB where, following a withdrawal or
decline by ACE matched candidates, PGY2 or higher candidates were appointed.
Over the past three years the Canterbury DHB has filled all the PGY1 (Post Graduate Year 1) positions
3. Out of these appointments:-
Breakdown of appointments quarter wise.
Please refer to Table one
(below) for the breakdown of PGY1 appointments by Canterbury DHB, per
quarter, for calendar years 2014, 2015 and 2016
How many were existing employees and required further PGY1 allocation to meet MCNZ general
There were four existing Canterbury DHB employees who required further PGY1 allocations to complete
MCNZ (Medical Council of New Zealand) requirements in December 2016.
How many of these appointees satisfied MCNZ registration requirements through comparable
health care system or competent authority pathways.
All the appointees satisfied MCNZ registration requirements through comparable health care system or
competent authority pathways. West Coast DHB.
The West Coast DHB does not employ PGY1s.
I trust that this satisfies your interest in this matter.
Carolyn Gullery General Manager,
Planning, Funding & Decision Support