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A medical school backed by Waikato Hospital, pictured, and Waikato University seeks to train GPs to fill a critical ...

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A medical school backed by Waikato Hospital, pictured, and Waikato University seeks to train GPs to fill a critical shortage in the provinces.

Jonathan Mackenzie – OPINION:

Over the last few weeks discerning readers will have noticed a brace of stories about the mighty Waikato’s bid to create the country’s third medical school.

The plan is to provide specialist GP training to address the dire shortage of rural and small town GPs.

This is a great idea but sadly not everyone is a fan.

So today the Waikato Times mounts a campaign – Fighting for our Med School – to raise awareness about this wonderful proposal. And we need your help.  We want you to write to us at editor@waikatotimes.co.nz supporting the proposal and we will publish your letters as a gauge of public support.

Also you can post messages on Neighbourly and our Waikato Times Facebook page. Please also write to your local MP and tell them what you think.

Read the full story on here for more information. 

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