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Medical Students Organisation


The Working Group

The Working Group is aimed at providing support and information for medical students transitioning into the New Zealand workforce. This includes guiding Training Interns (TIs) around job applications, information around working as regional medical officers (RMOs), and advocating for students around such issues.

Who are we?

  • Andrew Xiao

  • Molly Elliott 

  • Timothy Royds 

  • Rylee Dudley 

  • Alex Timmings 

Our Vision

Our vision for 2023 is around empowering and advocating for Training Interns to ensure they are best equipped for the working environment.

Events in 2023

  • ACE Roadshow: ACE-led webinars led by RMOs that provide an insight in working in various DHBs as PGY1 and PGY2

  • Beyond the Med School Gates: focuses on giving a an outlook into the workforce and life beyond medical-school. Topics covered range from spectialty career pathways, tips and tricks for ACE applications, insight from current RMOs, clinical research and talks from the unions.



  • Guide to Graduation Part 1 Guide to Employment:​​

    • Covers the ACE system and navigating employment as a trainee-intern. Released April 2024.

  • Guide to Graduation Part 2  Guide to Workforce:

    • Covers nitty-gritty details such as work contracts, unions, indemnity insurance, MCNZ fitness to practice, Kiwi Saver etc. Releasing September 2024​

  • Guide to Graduation Part 3  Guide to TI:​​

    • A welcome to the TI year and provides an overview of administration tasks required to start TI.



  • Supporting a fair ACE application process that is appropriate and up to date

  • Promoting safe and fair work environment in the face of any pandemic response

  • Involvement of wider government and DHB discussions that are relevant to TIs and RMOs

  • Advocating for increased number of PGY1 positions 

  • Advocating for financial wellbeing for medical students


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