Available areas of specialisation

Overseas Electives placements may be possible in the following departments, subject to availability.

Specialty Medicine

  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics – very limited placements
  • Renal
  • Respiratory
  • Rheumatology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Oncology – 6 weeks minimum

Specialty Surgery

  • Anaesthetics
  • Cardiothoracic
  • ENT/ORL
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Ophthalmology – 4 weeks maximum
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Paediatrics at Starship Children’s Hospital*

*No general paediatrics placements, sub-specialties only

  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Neurology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Oncology
  • PICU
  • Surgery
  • Anaesthetics
  • Emergency – Very limited placements
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Psychiatry

Other areas - limited, maximum placements

  • CVICU/DCCM  - Mix of both areas
  • Emergency Department  - very limited placements
  • Liaison Psychiatry  - very limited placements
  • Radiology - 4 weeks maximum
  • Palliative Care  - mix of hospital and hospice
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology - not offered in Auckland
  • Primary Care/GP  - not offered in Auckland

Contact

Claudia Makgill
Overseas Elective Coordinator
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Email: overseaselectives@auckland.ac.nz