An intern is a pharmacy graduate who is undertaking the practical training leading to registration as a pharmacist. They are either graduates with a BPharm degree from Otago or Auckland University or pharmacists with an overseas qualification who have been deemed as equivalent to a NZ graduate. NZ graduates are required to complete the accredited intern training programme which runs from 1 February until 30 November and overseas pharmacists applying for registration through the non REQR route must complete a minimum 26 week accredited intern training programme. Practical training must be carried out in an approved site with an approved supervising pharmacist - called a preceptor. If you are interested in employing an intern and becoming a preceptor, please contact the EVOLVE team at the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand (Inc).
Intern Training Policy
The Pharmacy Council requirements for intern training are outlined in the Council's Intern Training Policy.