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University sends medical students to rural NZ to help relieve doctor shortages

19 May 2017 Esther Taunton - Stuff

The University of Auckland will double the number of medical students it sends to Taranaki in the hope it alleviates a severe shortage of rural GPs.

The university has 16 sixth-year students completing year-long placements at Taranaki Base Hospital.

Numbers will double next year when fifth-year students begin placements in Taranaki for the first time. Fifth-year placements will include time at Hawera Hospital.

Read the article here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/92733696/university-sends-medical-students-to-rural-areas-to-help-relieve-doctor-shortages