Ten overseas doctors began 2019 in Wellington, New Zealand attending NZLocums’ Orientation course from 7 – 9 January, before heading off to various practice placements around the country.
Five of them travelled from The Netherlands and others are from Denmark, USA, Canada, South Africa and Malaysia. The three-day Orientation course introduced them to New Zealand’s health system including ACC, Work and Income, Medical Protection Society, Pharmac and practical Medtech training.
Pictured front row from left to right are: Dr Johannes Sandgaard who is based in Gisborne, Dr Marieke Sluis in Hawera, Dr Holly Delaney on Great Barrier Island; middle row: Dr Ninke van Zwieteren in Oamaru, Dr Martijn van Dijk in Hawera, Dr Hanneke Molthof in Silverdale, Dr Hakim Nordin in Putaruru; back row: Dr Francois Terblanche in Stratford, Dr Carlos Fuentes in Queenstown, and Dr Iris Theunis in Paeroa.
NZLocums’ Orientation course introduces newly arrived overseas GPs and Practice Nurses to numerous important aspects of living and working in New Zealand and also includes a cultural induction.