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The purpose of the Early Clinical Apprenticeship block, which runs throughout the entirety of Phase 1, is to help you to learn how to interact effectively with patients, colleagues and other health professionals, so that the care of patients may be optimised.
Medical assistants are valuable key players in the health care delivery system. Without them, doctors, nurses, administrators would have it harder in dealing with clients and the bulk of paper works to fill in and organize. Medical assistants are all-around professionals that can be placed at almost any setting and still provide services that are within the scope of their practice. But should medical assistants remain as so called reliever or assistant roles?
Examining the wider health context it seems clear to me that while some small injustice may be done to the few students who lose out under a quota the far more important injustice is being addressed. If Rodney was to broaden his scope to wider inequalities New Zealanders face in achieving better health outcomes I hope he would agree."
Further information is available here. Students are liable for any additional costs associated with attending clinical placements.
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