More support needed for Māori doctors – Te ORA

Chair of Te Ohu Rata O Aotearoa (Te ORA), the Māori Medical Practitioners Association, Rawiri Jansen, said last year 34 Māori graduated from the two medical schools, and the supply of Māori doctors was increasing.

The Medical Council also notes that this year, for the first time, the number of Māori students entering medical school is proportionate to the Māori population.

Dr Jansen said it was important that the medical profession worked together to ensure it supported the professional development of the increasing number of Māori medical practitioners.

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