2017 New Zealand Medical Teaching Award Shortlists

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Earlier in the year, the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) and the New Zealand Medical Students Association (NZMSA) launched the New Zealand Medical Teaching Award.

The award is divided into two categories; one for SMOs and one for RMOs.


It was excellent to see such a large number of medical practitioners nominated across both categories for the award, and it was a difficult job for the first-round judging panel to narrow it down. However, they managed to shortlist the top four candidates from each category:

RMO shortlist

  • Keith Lee—Dunedin (Registrar)
  • Jia Yi (Jamie) Leong—Dunedin (House Officer)
  • Aaron Ooi—Waikato (Registrar)
  • Rhona Strachan—Wairarapa (House Officer)

SMO shortlist

  • Kyle Eggleton—Northland (GP)
  • Richard North—Bay of Plenty (Oncology)
  • Helen Pike—Blenheim (GP)
  • Habibur Rahman—Middlemore Hospital (Surgeon)


Click on the links below to see the profiles of the 2017 New Zealand Medical Teaching Award finalists:

RMO shortlisted candidate profiles

SMO shortlisted candidate profiles


Finalist feedback forms


The NZMA and NZMSA are looking for further examples of excellent teaching displayed by the above finalists.

If you know of, or have worked with any of the above shortlisted candidates and would like to provide extra information that is relevant and will assist the judging panel in their decision, please fill in the finalist feedback forms:

RMO New Zealand Medical Teaching Award finalist feedback form

SMO New Zealand Medical Teaching Award finalist feedback form


Final judging for the 2017 New Zealand Medical Teaching Award will be performed by a second committee of judges—including relevant experts—who will review all feedback for the candidates and select one winner for each of the RMO and SMO award categories.

You have until 4pm, Friday 20 October 2017 to provide feedback on the above finalists.