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More GPs needed in rural areas says Waikato University professor

LIBBY WILSON  | Stuff.co.nz

A doctor’s appointment can be a coveted thing in the middle of flu season.But fewer medical students are choosing to become the people we go to for help with those everyday ailments, according to a health professor.

If they do become general practitioners (GPs), it can be tricky to lure them to rural areas – as seen in the case of Tokoroa’s vacant $400,000 job.

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