Important Information for Overseas Doctors Seeking RMO Positions
IN CASE YOU’RE NOT CLEAR ABOUT WHAT WE MEAN BY RMO...
We use ‘RMO’ to describe both ‘House Officer’ and ‘Registrar’. In other parts of the world ‘RMO’ equates to terms such as ‘Junior Doctor’ and ‘JMO’.
A House Officer is a junior doctor or dentist in their first two years following graduation from medical/dental school.
The term Senior House Officer, refers to a House Officer in their third year of graduation, and is not used at the CDHB.
A Registrar is a junior doctor who has completed at least two years following graduation and may or may not have entered advanced training.
The process can seem a bit complex, so we welcome any questions you have! Contact Tracey Sutherland our Medical Recruitment Specialist directly to discuss your plans at: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOUSE OFFICER OR REGISTRAR POSITION?
CDHB offers Registrar and House Officer positions. House Officers may range from Year 1 to Year 4 in terms of their experience since graduation; however it is possible to apply for a Registrar position after having completed two years of experience following graduation.
Some specialties require the person to have had experience in that specialty at House Officer level before they may be considered for a Registrar appointment. For other specialties a variety of experience is sufficient.
Some UK doctors who have worked here have commented that the level of responsibility afforded to House Officers here is less than what they have been used to at home and have therefore found it appropriate to commence as a House Officer and then apply for a Registrar position a later stage.