Dr Ben Ross
MD 2008 Iowa
I was born and raised in the rural state of Iowa in the USA. I have degrees in Biology and Medicine from the University of Iowa and finished my medical training in Des Moines, Iowa. Prior to working at Matamata Medical Centre, I have also worked at Te Korowai Clinic in Paeroa and for Mayo Clinic at Waukon, Iowa. I enjoy being a GP because of the constant variety of patients, particularly in small towns.
I have a lovely wife, Stephanie, and two young boys, Felix and Jules. In my free time I like to run, tramp, bike, motorcycle, and go to the beach with my family.
11 January 2019
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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