Senior House Officer
7/6/21 – 18/7/21
Kia ora, I’m Hannah.  
Normally I work as a junior doctor (house officer) at Waikato Hospital but I’m very excited to be temporarily part of the team at Otorohanga Medical Centre.  I grew up in Hamilton but moved away to Auckland and then Rotorua to study. Prior to coming to Otorohanga I’ve spent 7 weeks working in Kawhia, my first time living outside of a city! Outside of work I enjoy spending time in the outdoors, playing piano and dancing. Looking forward to getting to meeting you all and getting to know the Otorohanga community.

Otorohanga Medical have a rotation of postgraduate 2nd year medical doctors working at the practice as part of their community-based attachment.  These are junior doctors employed by the Waikato District Health Board, who may be interested in rural General Practice as a future career choice.  Senior House Officers are qualified doctors but will have longer appointment times and will have oversight and supervision of our usual doctors.



5th Year Medical Student –14/6/21 – 16/7/21

Tēnā koutou

Ko Whakapūnake te maunga

Ko Tākitimu te waka

Ko Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa te iwi

Ko Taihoa me Kohupātiki ōku marae

Ko Glynn raua ko Jo ōku mātua

Ko Abbe Meads ahau

My name is Abbe Meads and I am a medical student from Auckland University. I am currently year 5 out of 6, so still a little way to go. I am originally from Te Kūiti and grew up on a farm in Mapiu. I attended Aria Primary School, then Piopio College before heading to boarding school at Hamilton Girls’ High. I am a postgraduate student which means I already have one degree; a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biological Science. I am excited to be back in the King Country and have just spent 5 weeks on placement at Te Kūiti Hospital learning lots about the intricacies of rural health.

I am looking forward to meeting everyone and working at the Ōtorohanga Medical Centre.

We will continue to host 5th year medical students through the medical faculty of The University of Auckland, throughout 2021, in conjunction with Kawhia Medical Centre.  Medical students will work alongside our doctors, and will see their patients prior to them seeing their own doctor.



GP Registrar

"Kia Ora

My name is Yasser and I am a GP trainee registrar.

I was born in Iraq and studied medicine at the University of Baghdad.

I have been working at Waikato Hospital for the last two and a year, also worked in anaesthetics and GP prior to moving to New Zealand.

I have a passion for providing the highest level of care to patients and I am very excited to start my GP training programme as a registrar as that will help me achieve my passion.

My interests outside medicine are enjoying the outdoors New Zealand offers, spending time with my family, especially my four-year-old daughter and always learning new things."

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