Rural hospital doctor and high achiever

22 Oct 2020

Growing up in Tokoroa, Dr Caitlin Whitford knew that rural communities often don’t have the doctors they need and from day one at medical school, she aimed to fill that gap.

Advocating for services out in the sticks

12 Oct 2020

Isolated rural communities are made up of a special kind of people — and that means the doctors that look after them have to be pretty special too.

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Rural hospital medicine an “adventure” for Dr Marc Gutenstein

9 Jul 2019

For rural hospital doctor (RHD) and Fellow Marc Gutenstein, rural medicine has always been an adventure.

From urban sprawl to rural bliss

19 Jun 2019

The iconic movie Whale Rider provided the inspiration for Dr Valerie August to come and visit Aotearoa, but it was the people of rural Northland that made her want to stay.

A life dedicated to rural medicine

7 Jun 2019

The wildlife may be very different in Zimbabwae to the New Zealand bush, but Dr Grahame Jelley says rural people have the same pragmatic approach to life and sense of community wherever you go.

Gore Medical Centre paves the way to the future

23 May 2019

The Gore Medical Centre is reorganising the way patients who need to see a doctor urgently can receive help.

A passion for rural health inspires new student research

23 May 2019

Growing up in rural Whanganui has sparked a life-long passion for improving health outcomes in vulnerable communities for University of Otago student Ella Duxfield (Ngā Rauru, Kāi Tahu).

Rural hospital medicine just felt natural

7 Mar 2019

Dr Sampsa Kiuru tells us what he loves about rural hospital medicine.

Rural hospital medicine makes for an interesting life

30 Jan 2019

Dr Yan Wong, Medical Director of Clutha Health First, gives us an insight of what it is like to work in rural medicine.

Rural hospital doctor profile - Dr Emma Davey

12 Jul 2018

I live in beautiful part of the country, and the work-life balance is amazing. The sense of community – of being part of something bigger than just work – is a real benefit. There’s a real sense of community, with people looking out for each other.

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College

A baby, a medical degree, and now a seat on the Board

The apprentice has become the master with the appointment of Dr Kiriana Bird (Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Porou) to the College Board.

Access and equity key focus for new Clinical Lead

A young Cathy Stephenson knew she wanted to make a difference in the world, and her new role as a College Clinical Lead will help her do just that!

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Member

Access and equity key focus for new Clinical Lead

A young Cathy Stephenson knew she wanted to make a difference in the world, and her new role as a College Clinical Lead will help her do just that!

A baby, a medical degree, and now a seat on the Board

The apprentice has become the master with the appointment of Dr Kiriana Bird (Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Porou) to the College Board.

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Sector

Tips to grow the business side of a practice

Running a business is not easy and growing a practice can be daunting. Leicester Gouwland from Findex Financial Services provides some useful tips.

Cyber Smart week

It’s Cyber Smart Week, a timely reminder to think, ‘is our practice prepared against cyber-attacks?’

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Clinical

Bridging the information gap in gender-affirming healthcare

GP and College Clinical Lead Cathy Stephenson wants to provide GPs with the information they need to provide gender affirming healthcare.

Finding a needle in the haystack

Opinion piece by Dr Louise Bicknell about a genetic diagnosis for a one-in-a-million condition.

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Equity

Protecting the most vulnerable – Dr Api Talemaitoga

When New Zealand’s COVID-19 pandemic response needed a Pasifika voice, Dr Api Talemaitoga did not hesitate to step up to the task.

Māori Health Days

Achieving equity in Aotearoa’s health care system is one of the key components in the College’s Statement of Strategic Intent Te Rautaki.

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