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Medical Council looks to boost Māori doctor numbers

Medical Council looks to boost Māori doctor numbers

The Medical Council says a long term fix is needed to get more Māori into the health professions.
The council’s latest workforce survey found that while Māori make up around 15 percent of the population, the proportion of Māori doctors dropped in the past three years by point one percent to 3 percent.


Its chair, John Adams says the problem needs to be tackled at both the secondary and tertiary level. “The issue starts well before medical school in secondary school in the subjects that Māori students are taking, in the expectations about whether they can get in to medical school and about what happens when they get university in their first year and both universities are doing quite a bit to try and understand, to try to change that and to try to increase the number of Māori not only in medicine but across the health sciences,” Dr Adams says.

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