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Check out some of our students' and graduates' newsworthy achievements!
The Bidois siblings are recent graduates or the faculty and are already improving Māori health in their community.
Briana was encouraged to pursue a health career during high school—and now she's calling for other rangatahi to do the same.
Another doctor and nurse in the whare
When brother and sister Eruera and Tumanako Bidois are back home at their Rotorua marae, Tarimano, they’re getting used to having their aunties, uncles, and kaumātua asking them for medical advice.
The human element
Briana Northey is a people person, and it’s this “human element” of medicine that has helped drive her to graduate from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.
Annual prize recognises top Māori and Pacific medical students
For recent graduates Nathaniel Carter and Opetaia Aati, they haven’t just left University with a medical degree—they also have a ProCare Annual Prize in General Practice under their belts.
From state care to University scholar
Thanks to the support of the Ralph & Eve Seelye Charitable Trust, 54 students since 2014 have received a life-changing boost to help them through University.
Graduating at 90 and still publishing: “It keeps me happy”
One of New Zealand’s pioneers in critical care medicine is graduating from the University of Auckland with a Doctorate in Medicine at the age of 90, possibly the University’s oldest graduate by thesis, ever.
Same faculty, different degrees - identical twins graduate
After six years of study at the University of Auckland, identical twins and first-generation students Chiara and Norina Gasteiger have both graduated with masters degrees in medical fields.
Level head needed for medicine and frisbee
If Eunice Ng is as competent as a doctor as she is at throwing a frisbee, then her patients will be in safe hands.
The quest against the Big C
A life-changing diagnosis of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma not only gave Vanessa Chang a new appreciation of life, but also a desire to help others through her passion for biomedical science and cancer research.
Power-house Hussain: Medical student wins Sports Blue Award
Not only is Shehnaz Hussain powering through her MBChB, she has also broken three New Zealand powerlifting records and been awarded a University of Auckland Blues Award for achieving sporting excellence.
Having a ball: Medical student wins Sports Blue
From hospital wards to the futsal court, Maxine Cooper is having a ball and now has a Blues Award to boot.