Medical Training



Aims for our nursing students & doctors in training

  • To have a great time learning & working in Auckland
  • To become more comfortable with clinical uncertainty

 Why choose ETHC?

  • The most experienced teaching group
  • A fun and caring environment
  • The best variety of work, with a network of 18 clinics with 230 staff and 140,000 patients
  • A unique multi-million dollar investment in facilities and infrastructure.

ETHC is committed to workforce development and this is achieved through the development of quality learning environments.

A key to ETHC’s ongoing success in this regard is taking a systems approach, where all personnel, clinical and non-clinical, contribute to our shared learning. As part of this, we offer an outstanding experience in Auckland for nurses and doctors in training.

We have been successfully hosting undergraduate medical and nursing students, and GP registrars, or PGY2 (Post Graduate Year 2) students, since 2007 when Dr Tane Taylor introduced the concept.

Based in South Auckland but operating throughout the Auckland region, ETHC provides the largest number of nursing and medical undergraduate placements in New Zealand, and is well respected by learning institutions for its care pathways and excellence in teaching.

Our approach to learning is flexible, innovative and inclusive, with all our doctors involved in teaching, and all our clinics accredited as teaching practices for the undergraduate medical training programme.

When you choose ETHC for your placement, you can be sure you will be warmly welcomed and treated with respect by our staff and patients alike.We are appreciative of trainees who come to our practices. Their contribution goes beyond just seeing patients; they bring enthusiasm, freshness, excitement and new ideas. We learn from our students at the same time as they learn from us.

Accommodation in Auckland

As ETHC's clinics are spread from west to south, staying close to the CBD means you will have more to do and easy access to the main transport hubs. Visit these wesbites to find the place that's right for you: 

Auckland University

YMCA hostel

Scholar Hotel & Apartments

Backpackers in the CBD

Gumtree flats and houses for rent short term

Quest apartments

Serviced apartments for those who like a bit of luxury