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Medical Education around the world: the state of New Zealand medical education. / Judy McKimm; TJ Wilkinson; P Poole; W Bagg

Medical Teacher, Volume: 32, Issue: (6), Pages: 456 - 460

Swansea University Author: Judy, McKimm

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<p>The two medical schools in New Zealand (NZ) are responding to the challenges of increasing healthcare demands and a worldwide doctor shortage, despite an environment of relatively scarce resource. Admissions to medical school are being increased and curricula examined and modified so that g...

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Published in: Medical Teacher
Published: 2010
Online Access: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/apl/cmte/2010/00000032/00000006/art00004;jsessionid=9inn6tg9c4c4b.alexandra
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Abstract: <p>The two medical schools in New Zealand (NZ) are responding to the challenges of increasing healthcare demands and a worldwide doctor shortage, despite an environment of relatively scarce resource. Admissions to medical school are being increased and curricula examined and modified so that graduates are able to meet the healthcare needs of all New Zealanders. Affirmative pathways are in place for people of M&lt;overline&gt;a&lt;/overline&gt;ori, Pacific and rural origin to enter medical programmes and aim towards a broad demographic representation in future doctors. Additionally, there is a strong focus on M&lt;overline&gt;a&lt;/overline&gt;ori (indigenous) health in curricula. Medical undergraduate programmes have common learning outcomes and assessment but there are different pathways to achieve these, delivered at geographically dispersed sites. The final (Trainee Intern) year of the programme is an apprenticeship year which serves as a `work hardening' year, but remains under the auspices of the respective universities. One of the greatest challenges that NZ faces with respect to healthcare is the long-term retention of high quality, local medical graduates, whose services are in high demand internationally.</p>
College: Swansea University Medical School
Issue: (6)
Start Page: 456
End Page: 460