Dr Audrey Robin
GP and Fellow
Why did you choose to be a doctor?
The reason why I wanted to be a doctor was to make a difference.
I believe medicine is a way to help create change and try to be influential towards improved health outcomes.
At a young age I lost my mother under hard circumstances and realised that the impact of health services on whanau and Māori in particular required different strategies, such as Māori working for Māori.
If I can help others and be a role model, then maybe someone else will be inspired to do the same.
What does it mean to you to be a doctor?
It’s a privilege to be a GP. For me it’s about connecting, being compassionate and advocating for those who can’t advocate for themselves.
I’ve always enjoyed finding solutions, helping and caring for others.
GP has allowed me to naturally give as much care to each individual that maybe required over a short or continuous period of time.
The great yet challenging thing about being a GP is you are constantly learning.
You never forget that you sit in a privileged position for your whanau, your community with the aim to help those in need.