Dr Glenys Weir
MB ChB 1979 Otago; M 1996 F 1998 RNZCGP
I grew up in Wellington and completed my medical degree at Otago University where I met my husband Jim. We returned to the family farm in Eastern Southland where I began working in General Practice at the Gore Medical Centre in 1981. I enjoyed the balance between farming, family life and general practice. In 1996 I became a partner in the Practice.
Having brought up our own family, our ongoing involvement in farming and the rural community has brought a worthwhile dimension to my role as a rural GP.
I have been a GP teacher with the College of GP’s vocational training program since 2005 and have been greatly encouraged by the calibre and capabilities of the GP trainees we have hosted. Our practice continues to have a long-term commitment to GP training for medical students, GP registrars and nursing students.
My journey in medicine in recent years has included looking beyond the biomedical with a more preventative holistic and integrated approach, including nutritional medicine. My other areas of medical interest include minor surgery and women’s health.
10 December 1980
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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.