Dr Carolyn McKenzie
MB ChB 2014 Auckland
I am a born and bred southerner, growing up in both Tapanui and Wanaka. After leaving school I completed a degree in Communications Studies and spent a number of years in Auckland working in digital media and marketing before I saw the light and re-trained at Auckland Medical School. I moved back to the South Island and spent several years working at Timaru Hospital and in 2015 completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Travel Medicine before moving into General Practice. I spent my first year of general practice working in Wanaka and then Queenstown and have spent the last year working in Alexandra. I am excited to be back in Wanaka as I work towards achieving my fellowship.
I love the variety that general practice provides and enjoy working in a more rural setting with the challenges that it involves. I have a number of areas of interest including travel medicine, geriatrics, mental health and palliative care which I hope to develop further. When I’m not working I like to cook/bake and am learning to grow my own veges while working on landscaping my section (which is a very slow work in progress) I’m also an avid reader and enjoy tinkering away on my piano when I have a moment.
26 January 2015
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.