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Health programme aims to boost rural, regional medical workforce
1 February 2017
Head of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board Clinical School at Tauranga Hospital, Professor Peter Gilling hopes graduate students will return to rural areas. Photo / George Novak
A health programme aiming to enhance the medical workforce in the regions and rural New Zealand will be launched on Monday at Whakatane Hospital.
The scheme will see University of Auckland medical students spend nearly three months at the hospital and local GP rooms, as well as time at Tauranga Hospital's Bay of Plenty clinical school.