Dr Jochen Clemens
State Exam Med 1996 Dusseldorf; FRNZCGP 2012
I grew up in Germany and graduated in 1996. During my final year at Duesseldorf University I met my wife Freya. After qualifying we went to work in the UK where I worked in Cardiology, Neurosurgery and A& E before deciding to become a GP. I qualified as a GP in 2001 and worked as a GP principal in Yorkshire until we immigrated to NZ in October 2008. I have worked at the Gore Medical Centre since then and became a partner in the business in autumn of 2009. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a GP trainer for 5th year medical students and GP registrars.
I am keen on hunting and fishing and spend too much time doing these activities, according to my wife.
17 September 2010
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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.