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Kawhia GP a rarity that University of Waikato med school could fix

Aaron Leaman – Stuff.

Kawhia GP John Burton is a rarity.

A scion of Auckland’s private school system, he has spent his career in a rural community.

Today, only 15 per cent of New Zealand medical graduates choose to become a GP. Even fewer opt to work in a rural practice. That’s something the Waikato University, together with the Waikato District Health Board, is proposing to fix with the country’s third medical school, now pending government approval.

Read the full story on Stuff. 

Kawhia GP John Burton is travelling to Canada this year to learn more about the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, ...

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