Council of Medical Colleges releases Report on Cultural Safety in Vocational Training

The Council of Medical Colleges in New Zealand and Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa have just released a report on the experience of Māori doctors training in Aotearoa. The report has found that Māori trainee doctors are entering a world which has limited understanding of Te Ao Māori and a large burden is put on indigenous trainees to be the go to people for advice on all thing Māori. Jesse is joined by Māori Ear Nose and Throat trained doctor Dr. Rachelle Love and head of Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa Dr. David Tipene-Leach.

A full report was released by the Medical Council in late 2020 with a research report by Allen& Clarke

The CMC has released the report on Vocational Training  available via Publications – Council of Medical Colleges (

Listen to an 11 minute interview on Radio NZ with Jesse Mulligan interviewing Rachelle Love and David Tipene-Leach about cultural bias, cultural safety and vocational training,  aired today,  14/05/2021

New research highlights challenges for Maori trainee doctors | RNZ

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