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Clinical Education & Training Unit

The Clinical Education & Training Unit (CETU) supports, develops and coordinates the clinical education of junior doctors at Te Whatu Ora | Te Toka Tumai Auckland. 


RMO Clinical Handbook

RMO Clinical Handbook 2023

The handbook is designed by and for RMOs to help them with decision-making. The guidelines try to introduce a standard approach across services for the treatment of common medical conditions. The handbook is available as a PDF document. 

Please click on the link above to download/view the RMO Clinical Handbook (9th Ed.). 


Teaching and learning

House Officer Teaching Programme

A range of learning options are available to PGY1 Interns and PGY2 House Officers at Te Whatu Ora | Te Toka Tumai Auckland to ensure everyone has the opportunity to meet their own learning requirements and to fulfil the requirements of the Medical Council of New Zealand’s Curriculum Framework for Prevocational Medical Education.

Tuesday afternoon teaching programme:

This weekly programme for House Officers is essential for clinical teaching and is aligned to the Curriculum Framework. Teaching sessions are held from 12.30-2.00pm and all first-year House Officers have the opportunity to have "protected time" each week for this teaching.

Stepping up: Becoming a Medical Registrar workshop:

The Stepping up to a Registrar Workshop is a one day programme for House Officers stepping up to a Registrar role. This workshop is open to all doctors in the Auckland region who are stepping up to a registrar role at the February changeover. The workshop involves hearing from experienced registrars, providing tips and tricks, and some refreshers on clinical skills and procedural skills.

The next workshop will be held in January 2024. Those stepping up in the Auckland region will be emailed with an invitation to attend.

Procedural Skills:

A one day workshop is available at the beginning of the year for some PGY1 House Officers. Thereafter, certain procedural skills are offered to all House officers within the regular Tuesday afternoon teaching programme.

Acute Life-Threatening Events Recognition and Treatment – ALERT:

The ALERT course is offered to PGY1 year House Officers. This one day workshop teaches how to anticipate, recognise and prevent critical illness at an early stage using a structured system of patient assessment and management. This multi-professional programme is internationally recognised and complements other life-support training programmes at Te Whatu Ora | Te Toka Tumai Auckland.


House Officers are encouraged to undertake research whenever appropriate – either to study something in more depth or to add something extra to their Curriculum Vitae. House Officers are offered support to carry out some research which could be presented at the annual Prevocational Medical Education Forum in Australia or published in the New Zealand Medical Journal.

Grand Rounds

Speciality grand rounds are held each week at Te Whatu Ora | Te Toka Tumai Auckland.  Aimed at practising doctors, the grand rounds are clinically based and interactive. Presentations can include local research and innovations, new basic science and theory.

Please contact the General Medicine department for more information.

Career Support

CETU offers practical support for junior doctors as they move towards specialisation.

Auckland Regional RMO Careers Fair

The RMO Careers Fair is usually held annually and it is for all RMOs and interested medical students in the Auckland region and aims to help RMOs think about their future career options and gives practical advice on how to apply for particular training programmes.

The format of the Careers Fair is under review currently and hence the event is on pause. Information about a new Careers Fair will be announced here when available.

Developed by CETU, helps answer questions about all the major specialties and includes useful video clips, tips and comments by practitioners in the field. 

Contact us

Clinical Education & Training Unit
Level 15, Support Building
Auckland City Hospital
Private Bag 92024
Phone: 09 307 4949 ext 23209