Dr Scott McLaren
MB ChB 2000 Auckland; FRNZCGP 2016
I grew up in Howick and was schooled at Macleans College. I studied Medicine at Auckland University, graduated in 2000 and completed by basic surgical training in 2006. My postgraduate work included five years working in Hamilton and three years in Christchurch. We also spent eight months in outback Western Australia. I am married to physiotherapist Ruth, and we have two sons, Benjamin and Thomas. My hobbies include family, fishing, woodwork and church life. My medical interests include Family Medicine and Children‘s Health, Minor surgical procedures general surgical (pre and post operative, Ear Nose and Throat and, Men’s Health. Scott is currently taking new patients.
29 November 2000
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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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