Personal accounts - New Zealand

Auckland

Anesthesiology/Airway

ACADEMIC

Start
  • Beginning of R3 year
Support
  • No help from staff physicians
Choice of site/specialization
  • Personal interest for a fellowship in Airway
  • No formal position in New Zealand
  • Contacted an Anesthesiologist in the field
  • Got in touch with numerous other hospitals, but Auckland offered the best training
Interview
  • Interview via Skype
Exams
  • None required
Pay/bursary
  • No paid positions. Complicated administrative issues with the hospital
  • Bursary from Laval University only
Prior rotation
  • Not required
Work permit/visa
  • Yes, but easy to obtain after being issued a licence to practise from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians 
Visitor's visa
  • N/A

 PERSONAL

Health insurance

 

Car

 

Bank account

 

Accomodation

 

Driver's licence

 

Quebec Health Insurance Board (RAMQ)

 

SPOUSE

 
  • Accompanied by his spouse
  • Easy for her to get a work permit