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Increasing scope of Medicine in New Zealand

The demand for professionals in medicine is rising in New Zealand, whilst the student immigration is eased out and education funding is maximised in the country.

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New Zealand is emerging as an attractive and inviting study destination as the visa process is made quicker and larger amount of funds are rendered towards education in the country. This means the facilities offered at universities are of higher standard including research, faculty, career services and the campus.


Careers in Health and Medicine are among the most desirable, rewarding and demanding careers in New Zealand. Sean Brunner, the director of Robert Walter’s Wellington Office, emphasised the demand for specialists in the field of health and medicine when he said that ‘the health care sector is asking for skills around change management, people leadership, getting people on board with change, driving efficiencies in business and improving procurement procedures.’


Schemes to promote careers in Medicine and Health are being conducted in the country as the medical setups in New Zealand are lacking professionals in the field. These schemes include the ‘Grow Your Own Workforce Programme’ and ‘Health Could B 4 U’. These programmes are encouraging students to study sciences and take up courses that teach the practical and technical skills of medicine.


The international students are also being welcomed to study in New Zealand’s institutes and progress with their careers in the country. It is an attractive option for students as the jobs for health specialists in the country are rewarding and high in demand at the moment.


Many universities including, University of Waikato, University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington have excellent programmes of Health Care and Medicine that you can choose from. There is a higher scope of research in the field too!


Professor Des Gorman, the Chairman of Health Workforce NZ stated that every medicine graduate has a streamlined and secure career in NZ and by the time a student has done a speciality, approximately $1 Million have been spent on their education and training by the government.


Professionals in the field of medicine are a valuable asset for the country. Studying and working in New Zealand has never been more rewarding and high in demand, so why not consider it as your study destination and begin by looking at the courses offered in the field of Health and Medicine.


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