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The New Zealand Medical Association provides an annual summer studentship worth $5,000 to a New Zealand medical student to complete a piece of research. Half the grant ($2,500) will be paid at the outset and the remaining amount paid when the student’s research report and supervisor’s progress report are submitted to the NZMA. The duration is normally 10 weeks but greater or lesser times may be considered by negotiation.
For 2012/13, applications close Friday, 21 September 2012.
This year the NZMA asks the recipient to undertake a research project looking at the impact an extended absence from medical training and/or medical practice has on those wishing to return to the workforce. The project will also attempt to quantify the impact that this may have on the medical workforce.
This project has had initial scoping and a research proposal completed. The project will involve:
ethics committee liaison and possible full ethics approval application
analysing workforce data extracted for the project
designing, undertaking and analysing an online survey of doctors who have taken extended leave from practice
formal project write up, and submission of a manuscript for consideration of publication.
Dr Maria Poynter (a Wellington-based public health registrar)
Dr Stephen Child (an Auckland-based physician).
Applicants living in Wellington or Auckland will be given preference, but applicants who are based elsewhere will also be considered.
Complete the prescribed application form and submit a copy of current curriculum vitae, including a minimum of one academic reference and an academic transcript.
Who can apply
Medical student members of the NZMA.