Dr Abhijith Bhat
MB ChB 2010 Auckland
Dr Bhat was born in India and grew up in NZ. He graduated from Auckland Medical School in 2009 and has worked in Auckland Regional Hospitals in General Medicine, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Cardiology, Geriatrics, General Surgery and the Emergency Dept as a house surgeon, during which time he completed a Diploma in Paediatrics. He also worked as a Registrar in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care prior moving to Thames as a Medical Officer in the Emergency Dept.
Dr Bhat returned to Paeroa Medical Centre in December 2017 following his attachment here as a Registrar and works four days per week.
30 November 2010
The term "vocational registration" indicates that this doctor has done some additional years of further study and has passed comprehensive examinations set by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. In addition to these examinations she/he has committed to an ongoing programme of study to keep up to date with the advances in general practice. His/her participation in this study programme is audited. Passing the examinations and the commitment to the study programme confers on this doctor the status of "specialist" in general practice, and is your assurance that this doctor is practicing to a high standard.
Doctors who are not vocationally registered can currently work in general practice as long as they are under the supervision of a vocationally registered general practitioner. The Medical Council of New Zealand would like all doctors who work in general practice to attain vocational registration and many doctors who are not vocationally registered are currently working towards achieving this qualification.