Waikato Hospital is part of the Midland Rotation for training in Anaesthesia.

The Midland Rotation is made up of the following hospitals


What is anaesthetic training at Waikato Hospital like? Click on the link to find out more!

How do I apply?

Applications for training positions open according to the nationwide agreed dates. 

The dates for the 2022 recruitment cycle (for positions commencing in 2023) are as follows:

Applications:  open Monday 16th May 2022 and close Monday 13th June 2022.

Interview dates: 28th and 29th July 2022.

First-round offers are made on: Monday 22nd August 2022

Positions will be advertised on the Waikato DHB job vacancies site, under the "Resident Doctors, RMOs and house officers" tab.


At Waikato Hospital, we have training positions at both SHO and registrar level, with a single application pathway for both.  On review of your CV and cover letter, we will determine whether you qualify for an SHO or registrar position.  Entry positions are at SHO level.  Trainees with anaesthetic experience rotating from elsewhere (including overseas) may apply at Registrar level.  

Applications must include a CV and cover letter, as well as a completed Midland Anaesthetic Training Program checklist.  [ The checklist document is available from the DHB vacancies website once applications open.  It simply offers a reminder to ensure that your application is complete, and requests simple information from you to streamline the process for the recruitment team.  It normally takes candidates less than a minute to complete! ]  We require references to be submitted at the time of application; applications without completed references are severely disadvantaged.  References are required on the MCNZ RP6 form.  Referees should email their reference directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. email address in confidence.

You can register your interest at any time using the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  email address.  (Note that this would not consistitute a formal application; this must be done via the official vacancies website.)