The Northland Faculty would like to extend a warm welcome to the seven new GPEP1 registrars working this year in Northland. Their brief bios are as follows:
Dr Emma Clare: Emma is spending the first attachment at Kerikeri medical centre with Ezra Madibikama as her teacher. She has spent the past four postgraduate years working in Auckland. In preparation for this year she has relocated with her fiance to his family's rural property. Her interests include travel, music, hiking, fishing and gardening.
Dr Jono Ussher: Jono is at Bream Bay Medical Centre for his first attachment with Sue Hancock as his principal teacher. He has just completed his first three postgraduate years at Whangarei hospital including a three month attachment at Dargaville Medical Centre. He was raised in Taranaki. His interests include tennis, surfing and church related activities.
Dr Josh Griffiths: Josh spent his childhood in Kaikohe and his first attachment is in Dargaville with Liz Humm. He has just completed the second year of rural medicine training programme and is keen to hold dual Fellowship. He and his wife have three children; both their families reside in Northland. His interests include soccer and other sports plus church related activities.
Dr Bryony Te Hui Hui Kapo: Bryony originates from Taranaki with her iwi being Te Ati Awa. She is now in her first attachment at Broadway Health Centre with her teacher Shane Cross. She spent three years as a house surgeon spread between Taranaki, Counties Manukau and Auckland. However recently she has returned from a good break from medicine working in a cafe ensuring that Londoners received decent coffee. Her interests include travel, cooking, yoga and outdoor activities.
Dr Samuel Ah Mu: Sam moved up from Auckland to do his two years postgraduate at Whangarei hospital and has family in the region. He and his wife are expecting their fourth child in March 2017. He is spending his first attachment with Dave Bawden at Primecare. Interests include sports such as surfing, rugby and basketball plus involvement in church related activities.
Dr Ee Ling Loo: Ee Ling is doing her attachments part-time this year as she has just returned from maternity leave with her husband now taking time out from his medical specialist training to care for their nine-month-old son. Prior to that she was working at Whangarei hospital and did her medical degree in a combination of Dublin and Malaysia medical schools. Ee Ling’s first attachment is with Simon Wilkinson at Bush Road Medical Centre. Her interests are home crafts, church related activities and cultural enrichment.
Dr Ni Ni Wynn: Nini is settling in to life in Hokianga Health with Claire Ward as her main teacher; she is here as part of the special Cook Islands government medical exchange scheme. Her second attachment will be down in Wellsford with Tim Malloy. Nini is from Myanmar but has spent the last 13 years working in Raratonga. She is married with three children; her husband and 14-year-old came over for Christmas; one daughter works in Adelaide and the other is studying architecture at Victoria University. Her interests include crochet and watching television.