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Waikato medical school proposal focuses on diversity

Aaron Leaman | Stuff.co.nz

A proposed Waikato medical school could help prevent a generation of talented young people being lost to medicine.Waikato DHB chief executive Nigel Murray gave a public talk on the med school proposal on Tuesday and said the country wasn’t producing enough doctors to meet its growing health needs.

Several in the audience identified themselves as GPs keen to learn more about the Waikato bid.

Waikato University Professor of population health Ross Lawrenson.

Waikato University Professor of population health Ross Lawrenson.

The medical school proposal, a joint initiative by Waikato University and the Waikato District Health Board, aims to reverse a shortfall of primary-care doctors, especially in provincial and rural areas.

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