Waikato Postgraduate Medicine

To improve Health Care in the Waikato by promoting Continuing Medical Education

About Waikato Postgraduate Medicine Inc.

Waikato Postgraduate Medicine Inc is an incorporated society run by medical practitioners for medical practitioners.  Its main purpose is to advance continuing medical education, quality assurance and research in the Waikato area and elsewhere in New Zealand.  One of the ways in which its objectives are achieved is the provision of a professional programme management service.  This means provision of the highest quality service at an economical price, with an overall concern for excellence of performance rather than monetary gain.

Any medical graduate may become a member of the Society.  There are approximately 350 members including General Practitioners and Health Waikato medical staff.  For further details about membership, please email wpgmi@wave.co.nz

The Society is run by an Executive Committee whose members are either elected at the Annual General Meeting or appointed by various medical departments or Colleges.  Funding comes from membership subscriptions, meeting fees, subsidies from Health Waikato and the Waikato Faculty of the RNZCGP.

Waikato Postgraduate Medicine Inc is a registered provider of continuing medical education and programmes are endorsed, with CME accreditation, when appropriate. 

WPGMI staff organise, manage and run programmes, seminars and workshops.  Most of these events are held at the Bryant Education Centre in the Waikato Hospital Campus.  The facilities are excellent and the staff are very helpful.

A record of meeting attendances is kept and WPGMI staff keep track of continuing education credits for members. Certificates are issued on request detailing the credits earned and list of seminars attended.  For GP members, meeting attendances and CME credits are also recorded directly on-line to the Royal NZ College of GPs.

Membership

The benefits of belonging to Waikato Postgraduate Medicine Inc (WPGMI) are:

  • Advance notice of events coming up - you are kept informed.
  • Participation in seminars, workshops and courses at no cost or at discounted cost.   Food & beverages are usually served at these events.
  • WPGMI maintains good relationships with its sponsors, which enable costs to be kept down, and to be kept up to date with new developments.
  • DVDs are available of any sessions if you are unable to attend.
  • A record is kept of all CME credits and/or meeting attendances for any WPGMI event attended.
  • Certificates of attendance can be issued on request.
  • RNZCGP members also have their credits recorded directly on-line to the Royal NZ College of GPs.
  • Opportunities to access and network with other medical professionals
  • Presenting and speaking opportunities for those wishing to be further involved in the CME programme.
  • WPGMI has an extensive database – and is able to assist with circulation of information in relation to other medical education opportunities.


Contact information

Waikato Postgraduate Medicine Inc.

Bryant Education Centre
Health Waikato
Private Bag 3200
HAMILTON

Ph: (07) 839 8891
Fax: (07) 839 8825
Email: wpgmi@wave.co.nz