Dr Sandra Webb
MB ChB 1977 Otago; Dip Obst 1980 Otago; M 1991 F 1998 RNZCGP
Sandy was born in Singapore and spent her childhood in Malaysia, where her father worked in the tin mining industry. She came to New Zealand to attend school in Christchurch, studied medicine at Otago, and apart from a year as a house surgeon in Hastings, has been working in Dunedin ever since.Since qualifying Sandy has worked mainly in general practice. She has also pursued other medical interests: delivering approximately 100 babies a year for 15 years, working five years as a Police Surgeon and eight years with sexual assault victims. She was team doctor for New Zealand at the Manchester Commonwealth Games, for the Black Ferns for five years, and the Highlanders for six years. She has also lectured in sports medicine, been a clinical tutor in obstetrics and gynaecology, and has been involved in teaching medical students from fourth year to registrar level. She continues to be involved in high performance sport, and most recently with SCUBA diving. She is also interested in travel medicine.
She has two adult sons pursuing careers in Auckland and New York. In her spare time she keeps fit with competitive Masters swimming, weight training and geocaching. She loves to travel, and still has a list of countries that need to be explored!
23 November 1978
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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.
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