04 February 2010

Dr Divya Dhar, an NZMA member and past Vice-President of the NZMSA, has won the Young New Zealander of the Year Award which is a tremendous and well earned achievement says NZMA Chief Executive Cameron McIver.

The awards recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and communities across New Zealand, and acknowledge the inspirational influence their work has on society.

Divya, who is 24 and has recently qualified as a doctor, is committed to publicising social injustices and climate change.

"Divya has shown impressive leadership skills, initiative and commitment to the causes she believes in. The NZMA is proud to have played a small part in helping Divya develop her leadership abilities over the years,"says Mr McIver.

"The NZMA commends Divya for her dedication and hard work, especially in light of also having had to balance the demands of studying for her medical degree."