Dr Sharleen Johnston
MB ChB 1979 Otago; Dip Obst 1982 Otago; M 1995 F 1998 RNZCGP
Sharleen grew up in Dunedin and attended Otago Medical School, graduating in 1979. She completed two years as a house surgeon at Southland Hospital, undertaking a Diploma in Obstetrics and General Practice specialist training in 1982.
After travelling to Asia and Europe, and working for a year as a psychiatric senior house officer in England, she returned to New Zealand in 1985 to work as a paediatric registrar for six months in Rotorua. She joined the team at MHC in 1986, where she indulges her passion for travel medicine.
31 December 1980
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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.