Te Papa tour part of international GPs Orientation

Date published
19 May 2017

Five doctors from the USA, Canada, the Netherlands and the UK completed NZLocums’ May Orientation course in Wellington and have commenced work in various practices around rural New Zealand.

They are (pictured) Dr Keith Singh from Canada, who is working at Buller Health Centre on the South Island’s West Coast, Dr Bernard Van Drenth from the Netherlands who is at Taumarunui Medical Centre, Dr Karan Ghatora and Dr Rachna Patel from the UK who are working at Matamata Medical Centre and Dr Darrell Jebsen from the USA who is working at Avon Medical Centre, Stratford.

The Te Papa tour familiarises overseas GPs with various aspects of New Zealand’s culture including the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s native flora and fauna, the country’s geology and geography, its pre-European and European history.

The three-day Orientation course also covers various aspects of New Zealand’s health system including ACC, Pharmac and the tax system.