Student Information

Bay of Plenty Clinical School - offering you a range of training and research opportunities in all disciplines.

Do you want to be a doctor, a nurse or another important staff member in the Health Industry in the Bay of Plenty?

  • The Bay of Plenty Clinical School can offer you training and research opportunities for all disciplines at hospitals in Tauranga and Whakatāne
  • The Bay of Plenty's oceanside location and temperate climate make it an extremely desirable place to live and work. Tauranga City is the fifth largest city in New Zealand.



The Bay of Plenty Clinical School administers undergraduate student placements and clinical training for the Bay of Plenty District Health Board which provides primary and secondary healthcare services to over 200,000 people in the Eastern and Western Bay of Plenty. Secondary care services are provided from a 300+ bed hospital in Tauranga and a 100+ bed hospital in Whakatāne.

  • Medical student/intern clinical placements in a range of primary care settings and a number of secondary care services; selective and elective placements & summer studentships for medical students. (Placements for house officers, medical officers and registrars are arranged by the Medical Staffing Unit).
  • Selective and elective placements for Bachelor of Nursing students.
  • Selective and elective clinical placements for allied health trainees in a range of disciplines and locations.
  • Rural Immersion students placed in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.
  • As a University of Auckland Clinical Campus we have extensive student programmes.


Student accommodation is available in Tauranga and in Whakatāne by arrangement.

Last updated: August 29, 2018