Every year a number of rural Waikato Year 13 students interested in medicine get a taste of the real world at Waikato Hospital in a one day workshop.
The Waikato bid draws inspiration from the Flinders model with its proposal to put graduate-entry students through four years of training, including one year based in a community setting.
New Zealand is losing aspiring doctors to other countries because it lacks a graduate-entry medical programme.
Live, laugh, share is the theme of this year’s National Volunteer Week and it’s exactly how Waikato DHB celebrated with over 70 of its very special and valued volunteers over lunch.
Kaitlyn Thompson had just moved away from home to take up a new job. Unfortunately, in her first week of work a sore throat struck – one that wouldn’t go away and only seemed to get worse.
He retired from the Waikato DHB in April 2017 and was in the process of packing for Samoa with his wife - where they plan to improve health services and stimulate research – when specialist Dr Noel Karalus was awarded title of Emeritus Consultant on 22 May at Waikato Hospital.