NZMA is thrilled to announce the Medical Student Representative on the NZMA Board for 2021 will be Duncan Finlayson.
Duncan was elected to be the representative by his peers, following an unusual tie-breaker second round of voting.
Originally from Christchurch, the Dunedin-based medical student is undertaking a BMedSc(Hons) between his 3rd and 4th years. His interests include oncology and palliative care, and he has a passion for medical education through his three years as an undergraduate tutor and RA.
As the representative for medical students, Duncan will advocate for policies and issues that most closely impact his peers, and will "apply the principle of whanaungatanga to ensure [his] advocacy is truly representative of the opinions, values, and beliefs of all medical students."
Congratulations and welcome to Duncan.