Teaching a generation
Medical education is one of the most important areas in the field of general practice and perhaps the most rewarding. Being a teacher or medical educator allows young registrars to realise their dreams in primary health care and go on to help thousands of patients over their careers.
Your wisdom and guidance can shape how future doctors provide health care for generations ahead so it is therefore no surprise that many medical teachers report high levels of job satisfaction.
The College needs teachers more than ever; a significant finding of the last workforce survey shows that more GPs are retiring early, resulting in a skill vacuum that is growing every year. Currently 22 percent of practices have been found functioning with an unfilled vacancy; without trained GPs New Zealand is facing a shortfall in front line health care.