Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search


Medical Council Summer Studentships Closing Date

Media Statement

For immediate release
31 August 2004


The Council today urged medical students to apply for its 2004/2005 summer studentships applications for which close on Friday, 24 September.

This is the thirteenth year that the studentships have been awarded, giving up to four

New Zealand medical students the chance to complete a piece of research for which a grant of $5,000 each is available.

Medical Council chief executive Sue Ineson said, "The studentships aim to raise medical students' awareness of the work of the Council and the qualities of medical practitioners, which contribute to the highest standards of medical ethics, conduct and care of patients.

"To apply for a studentship, medical students must submit a plan, in consultation with a supervisor, on a topic that takes standards, ethics, conduct and care of patients into account."

This year the Council is suggesting student's research one of the following:

* Internet medicine

* The apprenticeship model, where doctors learn by doing rather than being taught

* Complementary and alternative medicine

* The implementation and impact of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act

* The experiences of overseas doctors in their postgraduate year.

* Issues surrounding medical certification

* The implications of an ageing workforce.

Students may choose their own topics.

Successful applicants will be notified once the Council has made its decision in late September or early October.

Students send a progress report on their topic to the Council in January 2005, with a completion date of March 2005, when the final report is presented to the Council.

More information and application forms for the Summer Studentships may be found on the Council's website at under News and Issues.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Reuben Moss' Property is Theft! & Kaitani at The Physics Room

Property is Theft! continues Moss’ interest in the contemporary urban environment as a space controlled by pulsing and unequal flows of capital and labour. Kaitani features work by the University of Canterbury Fijian Students Association and Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka. More>>

Handcrafted Form: Rare Treasures From Japan

This unique exhibition at Expressions Whirinaki represents 90 everyday objects made by contemporary Japanese artisans who employ various traditional craft techniques made in regional workshops. The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. More>>

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>




  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland