Dr Kathryn Smith
MB ChB 1990 Otago; Dip Obst 1992 Auckland; Dip Paed 1994 Auckland; Dip Com Em Med 2000 Auckland; FRNZCGP 2001; FRNZCUC 2001
Joined QMC: 2000
Interests: Women’s Health, Paediatrics, Sexual Health & family planning, Emergency Care, Depression/Anxiety, Mental Health & Sexual Abuse, Sex Therapy
24 January 1992
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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.