Jerome Mika

The Hikitia te Ora—Certificate in Health Sciences gave Jerome Mika (Ngāti Awa, Ngai Tuhoe, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui; Moata’a’, Lelepa) the foundation he needed for his medical degree.

"The CertHSc taught me specific skills such as study planning and exam preparation; it also helped me to mature as a student by becoming more disciplined with my study habits.

really enjoyed learning more about specific health inequalities and issues for Māori and Pacific communities as this is something I am very passionate about addressing.

Jerome Mika (Ngāti Awa, Ngai Tuhoe, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui; Moata’a’, Lelepa) Graduate: Hikitia Te Ora – Certificate in Health Sciences – (CertHSc) Whakapiki Ake (WAP); Student: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)

"While I was accepted into all of the programmes I applied for (including Health Science and BSc Biomed), I took the advice to start with the CertHSc; I’m thankful for this advice."