MBChB (Auckland) 2014
PGDipSurgAnat (Otago) 2018
MHlthLd (Auckland) – First Class Honours 2022
After my family immigrated from the Philippines when I was a child, I did all my schooling and undergraduate medical training in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau. I had the pleasure of moving to the Bay of Plenty during my TI year and spent almost 4 years working at Tauranga Hospital as a junior doctor while living in the beautiful Mount Maunganui. Restless feet and an initial view to surgery as a career led me to further non-trainee surgical rotations in Christchurch and Hamilton, before returning to my roots and coming back to Auckland. Here, I decided to take a break from clinical medicine and return to postgraduate study in the form of a Master of Health Leadership. Somewhat fortuitously, Covid-19 led to me postponing my final Masters project, which allowed me to find work as an urgent care registrar in Auckland and shortly after, join the training programme.
I joined the RNZCUC Registrar subcommittee because I am interested in ways our training can be improved so that the College can continue delivering high-quality fellows and leaders, as well as my interest in quality improvement and leadership.
I have an interest in wilderness medicine after an amazing wilderness medicine course in the Annapurna ranges of Nepal in 2018. My non-medical hobbies include soccer (football), scuba diving, hiking, snowboarding and hopefully, seeing the world again soon.