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 (2020) shows that more GPs are retiring early, resulting in a skill vacuum that is growing every year. Nearly one-third (31 percent) of survey respondents were intending to retire from the GP workforce in the next five years and nearly half (49 percent) in the next 10 years. Without continuously training GPs New Zealand is facing a growing and significant shortfall in front line health care.