Is it time to ditch the ophthalmoscope as a tool for viewing the retina?
Dr Dinesh Deonarain is a Fellow of the RNZCUC and has just completed 50 days at Everest Base Camp as one of the Doctors staffing the Everest ER.
Markers have requested that registrars send electronic copies (eg pdf or word) of the full text of all references used in the submitted Medical Literature Project. This is because the markers do check references, and the time taken to source the full text of the reference can be significant.
As part of our strategy, and coincidentally at the same time that MCNZ wish to strengthen recertification, we are undertaking a review of our recertification requirements. Registrars should note that they too are required to complete this programme. The DPD has developed an in-depth survey, which members will have received in the last few days. This is your opportunity to let us know what you think about the current programme, and what you’d like to see in the future.
Attendance at the SDAW is optional but highly recommended. Those who attended last year said that it was well worth attending. The SDAW covers a range of clinical practical skills that are important to master. It is organised in similar format to the OSCE and as such lets you become familiar with the OSCE venue and format, giving you one less thing to be concerned about.
We’ve updated the ethnicity options on the website as a result of feedback and changing requirements on the College. We ask that you take the time to let us know which ethnicity/ies you identify with by completing your profile page on the website.
Dr Dinesh Deonarain is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care who is in Nepal on assignment. He is volunteering for the Himalayan Rescue Association as one of the Everest ER base camp doctors for the 2019 climbing season. This blog follows his experiences in the high alpine of the Everest region.
MCNZ are inviting feedback on their draft statement on cultural competence and the provision of culturally-safe care, and draft resource document; achieving best health outcomes for Māori. Please take time to review the documents and if you wish provide feedback. All information is available on the Council’s website.
Westgate Medical Centre has weekend urgent care shifts available for experienced Urgent Care Doctors, either Fellows or Senior Registrars.
Best rates paid, according to experience.
Are IV antibiotics more effective than Orals when treating Cellulitis?
We discuss the evidence with Dr Justin Morgenstern, a Canadian Emergency Physician currently based in Taranaki Base Hospital, New Zealand. He writes a Medical Blog first 10EM which is worth a read.