Dr Jane Gardner
MB ChB 1984 Otago; Dip Obst 1987 Otago; FRNZCGP 2005
Dr Jane Gardner completed her nursing training at Christchurch Hospital in the days of Florence Nightingale uniforms. Jane went on to do medicine so she could make more of a difference in people’s lives.
Jane’s core values have not changed “I love life, I try hard to look after the sick, make them well and give them hope”.
23 July 1987
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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.