Dr Vicki Macfarlane
MB ChB 1989 Auckland; FRNZCGP 2004
I am of Te Arawa descent with a handsome Maori father and a beautiful blonde blue eyed mother and I was born and bred in Auckland. I have been a GP for 19 years and more recently have been working with people with addictions. My heart belongs to general practice. I love the diversity of the job, the challenges, the privilege of being part of people’s lives and the opportunity to work with wonderful caring colleagues who share the same vision of what good medicine is. I continue to strive to be the best doctor I can be and to provide the highest quality medical care with compassion and kindness.
22 November 1989
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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.