Dr Ami Nukada
MB ChB 2001 Otago; FRNZCGP 2013
Ami was born in Japan but moved to sunny Dunedin while still in nappies and calls this place home. Having completed his education here, including time at Otago Boys High School and University of Otago Medical School, Ami graduated in 2001 (the same class as Dr Pettigrew and Dr Neylon). He spent his junior doctor years in Dunedin and Ireland, specialising in emergency medicine.After coming to his senses, he changed to general practice in 2008 when he did training in rural general practice in Hokitika and Cromwell. Ami has been with the team at Dunedin North Medical Centre since the start of 2009 and has gradually become a more permanent fixture, now working as a permanent locum for Dr Bevin four sessions a week.
When he’s not at work, Ami is trying to ride his mountain bike or attempting various DIY projects at home (with varying levels of success), but spends most of his time as a dad.
4 July 2003
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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.
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