Membership is open to all duly qualified surgeons who are recognised as and practice as Specialist General Surgeons in New Zealand. 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.
Membership of the Society will be by application. If you would like to join the Association, please fill out the Membership Application Form. You will need to create an Account first then click on the Application Form on your account landing page. You may claim your membership fee through your DHB.
The office staff will review your application and send you an invoice. Once the invoice is paid you will be a member of NZAGS.
|Subscription category||Definitions and Caveats||Rate|
|Full||Active Fellows under 65 years of age – Active Fellows 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 category will automatically apply to active Fellows under 65 unless another subscription category is applicable||Full|
|Trainee||Trainees are automatically joined (fee taken from each trainees training fee)||50%|
|Other||Active Fellows 60 years of age and over still working- applies to Fellows who turn 65 before the end of the subscription period.||50%|
|Senior fellows aged 70+ – applies to Fellows who turn 70 before the end of the subscription period.||No charge|
|Fellows permanently residing overseas – Fellows temporarily residing outside New Zealand qualify after more than five years absence.||No Charge|
|Fellows undertaking full time medical research – this category condition must exist for more than six months of the subscription period.||No Charge|
|Fellows on maternity, paternity or compassionate leave for more than 6 months||No Charge|
|Fellows working in a missionary or similar field –this category condition must exist for more than six months of the subscription period.||No charge|
|New Fellows undertaking post Fellowship Training overseas||No Charge|
|Fellows only involved in general practice (other than surgery), surgical assisting or part time teaching– this category condition must exist for more than six months of the subscription period.||No Charge|
|Fully Retired Fellows – Fully retired Fellows are those 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. – this category condition must exist for more than six months of the subscription period.||No Charge|
|Honorary – For NZ based General Surgeons who have made substantial contributions to NZAGS||No Charge|
The fee is ratified yearly at the AGM held at the ASM.