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PRESS RELEASE: Student Loan EFTS Cap Not Included in Budget 2018 

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The New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA) and Te Oranga (Māori Medical Students’ Association Aotearoa) are deeply concerned the cap on student-loan borrowing was not addressed in Budget 2018. “It was Labour, Greens and NZ First election policy to reinstate borrowing beyond the current limit. It is disappointing to see this new Government, in their first […]

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PRESS RELEASE: NZMSA AND TE ORANGA AWAIT GOVERNMENT TO FULFILL STUDENT LOAN PROMISES

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The New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA) and Te Oranga (Māori Medical Students’ Association Aotearoa) keenly await the budget release later this week. In the 2017 election promises, Labour announced a commitment to reinstate student-loan borrowing beyond the current 8 year cap put in place by the previous government. “For some students who entered medical […]

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ACE Roadshow 2018

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  The ACE roadshow is back! The roadshow includes invaluable information about the PGY1 selection process, and the timeline for applications. It’s a fantastic opportunity to start planning out life after med school. See the picture above for the times at each center, and below for a detailed timeline of ACE applications! Click to open […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Submission to Select Committee on Budget 2018

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The New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA) and Te Oranga have made a joint submission to the Finance and Expenditure Committee regarding Budget 2018. NZMSA seeks to ensure provisions are afforded for in Budget 2018 to ensure the government meets its EFTS cap promises. NZMSA and Te Oranga have reviewed the Budget Policy Statement, and […]

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Looney Tales – Div Panesar

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Warning. The following entry contains referencing. Vancouver referencing. For any academic students of the past or present, I apologise deeply for any flashbacks and panic attacks incited by those horrible little numbers at the end of references.   Well here it goes, the one I nearly didn’t write, the one nobody really wants to talk […]

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PRESS RELEASE: NZMSA seeks assurances over new School of Rural Medicine

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PRESS RELEASE: NZMSA seeks assurances over new School of Rural Medicine The New Zealand Government today announced plans to establish a new School of Rural Medicine within the next three years. Given the current maldistribution of doctors in New Zealand away from rural areas, the New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA) welcomes initiatives to address […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Medical Students support Sarah Thomson’s Legal Challenge on Climate Change

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MEDIA RELEASE: Medical Students support Sarah Thomson’s Legal Challenge on Climate Change   -START- The New Zealand Medical Students Association (NZMSA) supports OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council’s recent press release, and law student, Sarah Thomson’s challenge to the Minister for Climate Change issues. “It is extremely pleasing to see this action taken […]

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PRESS RELEASE – Medical Students Prevented from Finishing

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Press Release – Medical Students Prevented from Finishing A recent study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal found that medical student debt is astonishingly high (1). Compounding this problem the lifetime limit on the student loans means some medical students will be unable to finish their degrees. Postgraduate students are only able to claim […]

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PRESS RELEASE – NZMSA Supports Dr. Lance O’Sullivan: Vaccines Save Lives

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PRESS RELEASE – NZMSA Supports Dr. Lance O’Sullivan: Vaccines Save Lives The New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA) supports Dr. Lance O’Sullivan’s comments that promotion of falsehoods about vaccination results in harm to our children, the most vulnerable members of society. Healthcare providers, such as Dr. O’Sullivan, spend their lives working towards improving and maintaining […]