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What is the current strike action about? In basic terms, one of the tasks of a doctor’s union is to negotiate a MECA (Multi-Employer Collective Agreement), a type of employment contract, that their members will sign when they start work with any DHB in New Zealand. This type of contract ensures that all new employees, […]
Josh Smith is one of the amazing house officers joining the blog this year. Based in Palmerston North, he’s passionate about medical education, and emergency medicine. Winter Water “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop” – Rumi It’s very much August in Palmerston North. Down roars […]
Em Dwight is the other amazing house officers joining the blog this year. She’s currently based at Capital & Coast DHB, and has interests in public health, primary care, and palliative medicine. The First 6 Months When I started medical school I envisaged that by the time I had completed 6 years of university that […]
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) and the New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA) are delighted to announce the second annual of the annual New Zealand Medical Teaching Award. The award aims to recognise the positive impact that many doctors have—through their commitment to teaching and the Hippocratic Oath—and to encourage the development of a […]