Dr Struan Clark
MB ChB 1987 Aberd; FRNZCGP 1999; FDRHMNZ 2010
I came to East Otago Health after practising for 21 years in Golden Bay and combine my GP practise with a role as medical advisor at South Link Health Services in Dunedin, and a teaching post with the University of Otago Department of General Practice and Rural Health. I can’t say I have special interests in general practice – part of the challenge and satisfaction of this broad speciality is to try to help each patient who comes to you, whatever their needs and concerns. Beyond practise, my interests are in teaching, the interactions between health professionals and patients, and the sustainable delivery of extended health services in the community.
Born and brought up in Dundee, Scotland, I completed my medical training at the University of Aberdeen and in the North East of Scotland. I came to New Zealand in 1991 and met my wife, Margie, in Auckland. She brought me to the Mainland where we have been since and have brought up our two children, Hamish and Frances. I love to ski, tramp, kayak, sail, read and garden, and watch all wildlife, from spiders to whales!
24 June 1993
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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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