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  • Study on the compassion of medical students – Dr Tony Fernando

    Dear Clinical Students (Years 4,5,6 of Auckland and Otago) This is Tony Fernando, a psychiatrist and senior lecturer at Auckland Med School. I am in need of your help regarding a project which is part of my PhD looking at doctors, medical students and compassion. One aspect of my research is looking at clinical medical […]

  • Future doctors call for an end to unhealthy homes – MSGA Press Release

    New Zealand medical students are calling on the country’s political leaders to tackle unhealthy homes in New Zealand by implementing a warrant of fitness for private rental housing. “My classmates and I see children admitted to hospital with respiratory illnesses every day. Many of these cases could be avoided if children lived in warm and […]

  • Call for applications for NZMSA president, vice-presidents, officers, AND conference hosts 2015!

    It’s that time of year again, if you want to get involved in NZMSA in 2015, here is your chance! On Friday the 18th of July applications will close for the positions of president, vice-presidents, and the various officers. If you’re interested in being one of the head-honchos of NZMSA, read The President and Vice-President […]

  • Pre-vocational training curriculum announcement

    To all Trainee Interns, A prevocational training curriculum framework (NZCF) which spans PGY1 and PGY2 will be implemented by the Medical Council in November this year, and we will be the first cohort. Council’s rationale for the curriculum is to streamline education from medical school through to vocational training, and to ensure patient safety. Many […]

  • Changing my coat

    They; don’t ask me who ‘they’ are; say that everyone is a complex, multi-layered individual. I think I’ve started to identify my layers. On the outside is a fifth year medical student. Slightly further in is a hapless and confused medical student. (To be honest, this is probably quite readily visible from the outside.) Somewhere […]