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NZOA Selection applications close Wednesday 24 March 2021 - 12.00pm AEDT (2.00pm NZDT) and you will no longer be able to access new or incomplete applications from this time. No applications, including partially completed, will be accepted after this time. Ensure you have given yourself enough time to complete all steps. Submitting this initial application form means you have read and understood the Regulations for Selection.  

You must complete each Step in one session and submit.  Make sure you have the correct files and enough time to complete this Step.

To complete this Step you will need the following files:

  • A recent passport style photo of yourself
  • Current Passport
  • Residency documentation (photo page of your passport; birth certificate; residency status, citizenship certificate)
  • RMO Unit/Hospital/employer administration letter/s with dates and durations as evidence of a qualifying Orthopaedic run/s
  • RMO Unit/Hospital/employer administration letter with dates and durations as evidence of a qualifying Emergency Department run
  • Generic Surgical Science Exam result sheet (if completed)

Please take care when filling out all forms to ensure they are accurate.

Note: Your employer means the hospital where you are currently working, do not enter the name of the DHB.

Applicant Details
Mark the space or spaces that apply to you
Official Documents
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Please select at least one of the following options as appropriate to prove your citizenship or residency. You will be required to upload a copy of the document option/s you select.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Files must be less than 2 MB.
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The full name on documentary evidence must match the full name of the applicant as specified on the online application. If any documentary evidence bears a different name, proof of name change (e.g. marriage certificate) must also be provided.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Home Address
Work Address
Pre Requisites

Please provide evidence of how you meet the minimum eligibility criteria for selection.

  • Have completed a minimum of 52 weeks of Orthopaedics at Registar level or above prior to Wednesday 24th March 2021 (the closing date for applications).
  • Completion of one Emergency Unit term (minimum of 12 weeks). Please note that you must have completed a minimum of 12 weeks in an Emergency Department prior to application. Evidence of the ED run must be attached in the form of confirmation from the hospital administration.
  • A pass in the Generic Surgical Science Exam.

In addition, applicants who have been in full time study/research in a medically related discipline within the past two years are eligible to apply if they have since completed 26 weeks of Orthopaedics at Registrar level prior to Wednesday 24th March 2021.

Orthopaedic Run 1
Attach RMO Unit/Hospital/employer administration letter with dates and durations as evidence of a qualifying Orthopaedic run, or confirmation from the employer that the requirement will be met by Wednesday 24th March 2021, if not already completed.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf doc docx odt.
Orthopaedic Run 2
Attach RMO Unit/Hospital/employer administration letter with dates and durations as evidence of a qualifying Orthopaedic run, or confirmation from the employer that the requirement will be met by Wednesday 24th March 2021, if not already completed.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf doc docx odt.
Orthopaedic Run 3
Attach RMO Unit/Hospital/employer administration letter with dates and durations as evidence of a qualifying Orthopaedic run, or confirmation from the employer that the requirement will be met by Wednesday 24th March 2021, if not already completed.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf doc docx odt.
Orthopaedic Run 4
Attach RMO Unit/Hospital/employer administration letter with dates and durations as evidence of a qualifying Orthopaedic run, or confirmation from the employer that the requirement will be met by Wednesday 24th March 2021, if not already completed.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf doc docx odt.
Orthopaedic Run 5
Attach RMO Unit/Hospital/employer administration letter with dates and durations as evidence of a qualifying Orthopaedic run, or confirmation from the employer that the requirement will be met by Wednesday 24th March 2021, if not already completed.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf doc docx odt.
Orthopaedic Run 6
Attach RMO Unit/Hospital/employer administration letter with dates and durations as evidence of a qualifying Orthopaedic run, or confirmation from the employer that the requirement will be met by Wednesday 24th March 2021, if not already completed.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf doc docx odt.
Orthopaedic Run 7
Attach RMO Unit/Hospital/employer administration letter with dates and durations as evidence of a qualifying Orthopaedic run, or confirmation from the employer that the requirement will be met by Wednesday 24th March 2021, if not already completed.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf doc docx odt.
Orthopaedic Run 8
Attach RMO Unit/Hospital/employer administration letter with dates and durations as evidence of a qualifying Orthopaedic run, or confirmation from the employer that the requirement will be met by Wednesday 24th March 2021, if not already completed.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf doc docx odt.
Emergency Department Run
Attach RMO Unit/Hospital/employer administration letter with dates and durations as evidence of a qualifying Emergency Department run, or confirmation from the employer that the requirement will be met by Wednesday 24th March 2021, if not already completed.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf doc docx odt.
Generic Surgical Science Exam
Attach Exam Result Sheet. If you are waiting for results forward them to NZOA as soon as they are received. If you do not pass your SET application will not be progressed.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf doc docx odt.