Dr Branko Sijnja
MB ChB 1973 Otago; Dip Obst 1979 Otago; FRNZCGP 1999
Branko is a GP known to the majority of the local community after many years of local service. Branko retains a strong interest in all aspects of general practice but is now spending more time as Director of the Rural Medicine Immersion Programme; Branko has also served a term as President of the New Zealand Medical Association.
2 December 1974
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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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