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Hello Brother

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Friday the 15th of March marks the darkest hour in New Zealand history. Not only was this an attack on the Muslim community but on the values that make us all kiwi. Let’s spread a message of peace and love in such times. It’s by coming together and helping our neighbours in times of need […]

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Winter Water – Joshua Smith

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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 […]

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The First 6 Months – Em Dwight

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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 […]

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Nominations Open for 2018 New Zealand Medical Teaching Award

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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 […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Statement on NZNO Industrial Action

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RE: Nursing strike Dear Members, The New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA) acknowledges the New Zealand Nurses Organisation decision to go ahead with strike action on July the 12th as part of their ongoing negotiations with the District Health Boards. Many of our members have spent time in understaffed wards, and seen the challenging conditions […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Student Loan Cap Lifted To 10EFTS For Medicine

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Joint Press Release – NZMSA and Te Oranga STUDENT LOAN CAP LIFTED TO 10EFTS FOR MEDICINE NZMSA (New Zealand Medical Students’ Association) and Te Oranga (Māori Medical Students’ Association Aotearoa) warmly congratulate the government on their announcement to extend the life-time limit on student loan borrowing to 10 EFTS for programmes such as medicine. “We […]

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

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This is to advise of the upcoming annual general meeting of the members of the New Zealand Medical Students’ Association. The AGM will be held on the 27th of July at the University of Otago, Wellington School of Medicine. Room: C02/C05 (subject to change) All members are welcome to attend. During the meeting we will vote in the […]

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The Admission Note – Joshua Smith

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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. The Admission Note A twenty-something year old male Presents, tachycardic and pale On a Monday morning in mid-November For a reason he can’t quite remember. He says the last […]