Dr Samuel Rawlings
MB ChB 2010 Otago
Born in Christchurch, Sam obtained his medical degree from the University of Otago. After graduating in 2010 he gained a wide range of experience in hospitals across New Zealand including in emergency medicine.
Sam is completing his fellowship training with the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care. He enjoys a wide variety of practice, with a focus on accident and medical medicine, fracture management and wound care.
In his spare time Sam enjoys travelling, scuba diving, and artistic pursuits.
18 December 2012
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.