Teacher and mentor to M膩ori and Pasifika GPs recognised with College award

24 July 2023

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Auckland-based specialist general practitioner Dr Jacqueline Allan (Kati Mamoe ki Rakiura, Kai Tahu) has been awarded a President鈥檚 Service medal at GP23: the Conference for General Practice.

The President鈥檚 Service Medal recognises an outstanding contribution to the College or the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine.

Dr Allan is a founding member of Te Akoranga a Maui, the College鈥檚 M膩ori representative group. The group play a significant role in providing a cohesive space that recognises the differential experiences of M膩ori across their educational development and medical career.

She shares her knowledge with M膩ori and Pasifika GP registrars through mentoring and an in-practice teacher and set up mock examinations for M膩ori and Pasifika registrars in her Auckland clinic with the support of her clinical staff and patients. The success of this initiative grew from Dr Allan鈥檚 time as a teacher and as a contributing member of the College鈥檚 clinical examinations.

College President Dr Samantha Murton says, 鈥淒r Allan鈥檚 dedication to supporting M膩ori trainees has gone a long way to ensuring our GP and rural hospital medicine workforce truly represent the diversity of Aotearoa 麻豆视频入口鈥檚 population.

鈥淲e are lucky to have dedicated specialists such as Dr Allan training the next generation of our workforce, as they will be the ones looking after our communities once we retire.鈥

This year there were four recipients of the President鈥檚 Medal.

GP23: the Conference for General Practice runs from 21-23 July in Auckland.