Welcome all! I am a NZ registered doctor working in Auckland. Before starting medical school, I wished there were more information or resources about the process, requirements and actual experiences of becoming a doctor in New Zealand. I was lost and had no knowledge of the steps needed to be a doctor. I had no idea which university to apply to, what subjects to take?, how to study for exams?, grades are needed to get into medicine?, will I enjoy being a doctor?! etc. etc.
Currently, I am a second year house officer (aka junior doctor) in North Shore Hospital after graduating 6 years of medical school from Otago University. I am not the best student but I have learned a lot through my experiences as a medical student and doctor. I feel that it is time to help aspiring kiwis to learn
- how to get into their respective careers (university requirements, advice and guide on succeeding in exams, where to look for help….)
- what to expect from their health professional job (pay, experiences, satisfaction)
- what next after successfully becoming a health professional (future jobs and opportunities…)
I hope to share my personal experiences and provide insight on how to survive health sciences first year, medical school and first year doctor. I will be sharing tips and advice to get into the different health professionals and what to do after that. Along the way, I will be interviewing other health professionals (pharmacists, dentists, physiotherapists, nurses, dietitians and others)
Great contents will be posted soon, so stay tuned!