I'm a 1st yr med student in the UK. Can anyone offer any advice and information on moving to NZ to work as a doctor immediately after graduating from medical school in the UK? I've had a look at the NZ sites and understand I would need to undertake an internship there - presume this is F1 equivalent. How hard is it to get one of these? Is it any harder as an international graduate than a NZ med school graduate? How does the application process compare to that in the UK? What sort of things can be done to improve one's chance of getting an internship? And how does it work in terms of when you specialise or choose your specialty? Also = visas. How hard is it to get one of these to enable you to remain in NZ permanently. Again, I've looked at the NZ website. It appears to be a a points based system, I'm not sure how easy it would be for a newly qualified doctor to get the requisite 100 points - since I would have no work experience. Does anyone know more about this? I assume it would be the skilled worker class doctors would emigrate under. It seems that lots of people are emigrating to NZ / Aus as med school graduates, so I'd like to know more about how they are doing this with the points system as it is. Would I need to sit NZREX or any other exam? It seems that Aus / NZ have interlinked medical education & training systems - is it possible to apply to go to both at the same time? Obviously I would only actually go to one, but because the systems and registration are connected, it might make sense? Also, if I ever wanted to come back to the UK without F1 / F2 but assuming I had made it to the equivalent of consultant over there, how hard would this be? Any general comments on working and/or living in NZ would be appreciated. Of course I would visit as much as possible before deciding to do this, but I already know that the NHS is not for me, so I'm examining all my options. So any advice would be gratefully received. Thanks!