max
°
min
°
Location:
COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

07:00am - 10:00am
Ed Sheeran

Maori doctors coming through in numbers

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

The chair of Maori Doctors’ Association Te Ora is welcoming the support of other professional roopu for young Maori doctors.

Last week the Australasian College of surgeons announced scholarships and other support for Maori wanting to pursue a career in surgery.

Dr Rawiri Jansen says it’s a sign the investment that has been going into increasing the Maori medical workforce is paying off, with entrants to medical schools now close to demographic proportionality.

"We’ve got 15 percent of the populations Maori and 15 percent of kids going into med school are Maori so these next few years, we're starting to see 20, 30, 40, 50 Maori graduates per year so really exciting times. The next step is obvious as well which is working with the colleges so the Maori Medical Practitioners Association - Te ORA are really pleased to be working with the College of Surgeons about building the Maori surgical workforce," says Dr Rawiri Jansen.

Copyright © 2016, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com


2018 FAST 300x140px tile


E-Tangata-16092018
Where's the business backbone?
John Tamihere: It beggars belief that business confidence is down, and to me this reflects major problems based on capacity and capability of our business leaders.
We are not mates with Australia
John Tamihere: Let's get the conclusion of this opinion piece out of the way, up front, and quickly. It's a myth that we are mates.
John Tamihere: Give Haumaha a fair go
John Tamihere: Superintendent Wally Haumaha has copped a lot of stick over the last two months.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

07:00am - 10:00am