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.

By completing an EOI, you are signing yourself up for a short phone interview conducted by one of our friendly Pre-vocational Educational Supervisors. This phone interview will help you with the overall score we give you (should you be matched to our DHBs).

2022 ACE dates:

ACE applications openMonday, 15 March 2021
ACE and DHB Employer Roadshow WebinarWednesday, 28 April 2021 - 4pm
ACE registration cut-offTuesday, 15 June 2021
Applicants to have sent reference requestsTuesday, 15 June 2021
ACE applications closeFriday, 9 July 2021
ACE scoring periodMonday, 13 July to Monday, 19 July 2021
Employer selection and ranking periodTuesday, 20 July to Monday, 26 July 2021
ACE match periodTuesday, 27 July to Tuesday, 10 August 2021
ACE match outcome notifiedWednesday, 11 August 2021
National employer offer dateMonday, 6 September 2021
Accepts and Declines dueMonday, 13 September 2021

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

Last updated 19 May 2021.