First Year House Officers are allocated to our District Health Boards (DHBs) via The Advance Choice of Employment (ACE) programme. ACE facilitates the application and recruitment process for New Zealand and Australian medical students applying for their first year House Officer positions throughout New Zealand. This means that PGY1 positions are not readily available for eligible candidates outside of the ACE process however we would recommend you sign up for career alerts in case a vacancy becomes available.
Our 3DHBs ask that ACE applicants complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) as part of your application process, but this is only needed if you are considering ranking the Wellington Region as a preference. To do this, you will need complete the questionnaire via the following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ACE2018EOI
Please do not complete this questionnaire if you are not going through the ACE application process for NZ and Australian graduates.
By completing an EOI, you are signing yourself up for a short phone interview conducted by one of our friendly Educational Supervisors. This phone interview will help you with the overall score we give you (should you be matched to our DHBs).
2017 ACE dates:
|ACE applications open||Monday, 12 February 2018 - 9am|
|ACE and DHB Employer Roadshow||Monday, 5 March - Thursday 8 March|
|ACE registration cut-off||Friday, May 25|
|Applicants to have sent reference requests||Friday, May 25|
|ACE applications close||Friday, June 8 - 12pm (NZT)|
|ACE scoring period||Friday, 8 June - Sunday 17 June|
|Employer selection and ranking period||Monday, June 18 to Wednesday, July 11|
|ACE match period||Wednesday, July 11 to Friday, July 22|
|ACE match outcome notified||Monday, July 30|
|National employer offer date||Monday, August 6|
|Accepts and Declines due||Monday, August 15|
For more information regarding ACE, this link will take you to their website.