July 27, 2018
Nine fine fellows for GP College
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners will this weekend welcome nine Maori doctors into the ranks of its fellows.
For each of them it’s the culmination of at least 11 years’ work, which typically includes six years of medical study, two years pre-vocational training and three years completing the College’s General Practice Education Programme.
Rawiri Keenan, the college’s pou whirinaki, says as well as acknowledging the achievement of specialist status, it means they can become teachers and leaders in the health system.
He says there are now more than 200 Maori GPs within Te Akoranga a Maui, the college’s Maori arm, with increasing numbers coming through the medical schools.
The new fellows are Eleanor Regeling from the Northland faculty, Casey Rafills, Courtenay White and Moana Taylor from Auckland, Casey Van Vliet from Waikato, Audrey Robin and Suzanne Tamapeau from Wellington, and Sara Simmons and Alexander Mcleod from Nelson/Marlborough.
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