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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
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 openMonday, 12 February 2018 - 9am
ACE and DHB Employer RoadshowMonday, 5 March - Thursday 8 March
ACE registration cut-offFriday, May 25
Applicants to have sent reference requestsFriday, May 25
ACE applications closeFriday, June 8 - 12pm (NZT)
ACE scoring periodFriday, 8 June - Sunday 17 June
Employer selection and ranking periodMonday, June 18 to Wednesday, July 11
ACE match periodWednesday, July 11 to Friday, July 22
ACE match outcome notifiedMonday, July 30
National employer offer dateMonday, August 6
Accepts and Declines dueMonday, August 15

For more information regarding ACE, this link will take you to their website.

Last updated 20 February 2018.