NZAGS Memberships

Membership of NZAGS ensures that there is a strong voice within the health industry for both general surgeons, general surgery, and patients.

The Association needs your support to ensure the smooth running of the General Surgery Training Programme, The NZ Board in General Surgery, The NZ Training Committee, the Annual Scientific Meetings, CPD requirements,  advocating within the insurance industry, workforce planning, and for the public of NZ.

The current membership fees (inclusive of GST) are: (as at 25 March 2019)

General – $540.00 pa
Associate Membership (non-resident surgeons) – $270 pa
Fully Retired – Free
NZ Resident Fellow Residing Short-term Overseas – Free
NZAGS Trainee – $270 pa (taken out of the annual training fee paid)
Maternity/Paternity leave – Free

The fee is ratified yearly at the ASM held in March.

So be a part of your community and join up now.

Become a Member

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Membership is open to all duly qualified surgeons who are recognised as and practice as Specialist General Surgeons. No restrictions shall be imposed on any person by virtue of religious or political beliefs, gender, nationality, race or age, but the Society shall have the right to refuse membership to any person without assigning any reason thereof.

Member Benefits

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Keep up with the latest developments affecting General Surgery in New Zealand. Get discounted pricing for our annual conference, receive a monthly newsletter detailing issues and support the running of the organisation that is solely looking after general surgery interests.

CPD

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The Association works closely with RACS to oversee the CPD programme and ensuring our members comply.

A Nationally Recognised Association

The New Zealand Association of General Surgeons is a membership based organisation of general surgeons throughout New Zealand. The principal functions of the Association are to represent the broad and collective interests of general surgeons particularly in the areas of vocational training, continuing professional development, workforce planning as well as acting as the interface between general surgeons, Government and components of the health sector generally.

 

The main activities of the Association include:

  • Annual Scientific Weekend meeting, usually held in March of each year
  • Selection for vocational training
  • Delivery of General Surgery vocational training
  • Representation and advocacy for general surgeons in their interaction with Government, DHBs, Medical Council of New Zealand and other healthcare and patient organisations
  • Newsletter for members
  • Regular updates on issues relevant to General Surgery in New Zealand for members through this website

Key Member Benefits

Annual Scientific Weekend meeting, usually held in March of each year

Research Grants

Advocating with the NZ Insurance Industry

Regular updates on issues relevant to General Surgery in New Zealand for members through this website

Newsletters and Position Statements

Current Vacancies advertised on the website

Choose your membership type & lets start the process

  • General Membership is for Active Fellows who are those in independent specialist surgical practice which includes operative, specialist consulting, medico-legal practice and other specialist non-procedural and non-clinical work such as surgical administration and academia. This membership has voting rights.
  • Retired Membership will automatically apply to Fellows who turn 65 or 70 before the end of the subscription period. For all other categories the category conditions must exist for more than six months of the subscription period.
  • Retired Membership will also apply for Fellows who have ceased practicing all forms of medicine, surgery, medico-legal work and other specialist non-procedural and non-clinical work such as surgical administration and academia.
  • Associate/Trainee Membership is for those on the NZAGS General Surgical Training Programme and annual membership fee is taken out of your training fee. And for overseas surgeons who wish to be a non-voting member of NZAGS.
  • Overseas Membership is for NZ Fellows temporarily residing outside New Zealand and provides for a FREE membership. Overseas surgeon should apply for an Associate Membership.
  • The Executive Director may set individual special subscriptions to accommodate unusual circumstances including financial hardship, maternity/paternity leave, research fellowships etc.

How to apply for a special subscription category

  • For a subscription other than these, lodge a written application to the Executive Director NZAGS, PO Box 7451, Wellington 6242 or email a PDF document to us here
  • All applications must be on Fellow’s letterhead and include information on the changes in circumstance(s) that may lead to a variation to the subscription category.
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