Dr Phoebe Shearman
MB ChB 2012 Otago
I graduated from the University of Otago in 2012 and worked in Hawkes Bay Hospital before relocating to the sunny Bay of Plenty. I am originally from Auckland. I spent several years in Tauranga Hospital where I completed the Paediatric Diploma and developed an interest in children’s health. I made the switch to General Practice last year. I am currently a year two registrar and hope to complete my fellowship exams in two years' time. I enjoy the variety GP brings as well as the opportunity to get to know patients and their families. Outside of General Practice I enjoy running, learning to surf and the outdoors.
Phoebe is on Maternity Leave at present.
25 November 2013
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.