We are not training enough doctors, nor the right doctors and also not distributing them to meet the needs of all New Zealanders.
It’s been nearly 50 years since the last medical school was created in New Zealand. In this time our provincial and rural health status has not improved as much as it should have and access continues to be a growing problem, yet existing medical training programmes have not changed to meet these needs.
It is time for a new radical approach in New Zealand to tackle these provincial and rural health problems.
The Waikato Medical School will offer a medical degree programme which reflects international best practice and is unique in New Zealand. Specifically it will be:
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