Dr Nick Cooper
MB ChB 1990 Auckland; FRNZCGP 2000
Nicholas Cooper graduated from the University of Auckland School of Medicine with MB.ChB. in 1990. In 1996 he passed the PRIMEX exam and became a member of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. In 2000 he gained his fellowship to the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Dr Cooper participates in the maintenance of professional standards training program expected of vocationally trained doctors.
In 1981 he completed his certificate in Telecommunications Engineering and in 1984 he graduated with honours from the University of Canterbury Engineering School.
In his spare time he races a classic car.
Male / Tāne
15 November 1990
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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.