4 Sep 2020

Otago Uni Vice Chancellor wont front on restricting Māori numbers to medical school

From First Up, 5:38 am on 4 September 2020

Medical students at Otago say the university's vice chancellor Harlene Hayne has refused to meet with them over proposed changes to medical school admissions through the Māori Entry Pathway. A discussion document created by the university's head of the health sciences has suggested a limit on the Māori Entry Pathway to 56 students a year. The pathway currently has no limit and gives Māori preferential selection into medical school in order to create a more diverese health work force. The president of the Maori medical students association, Isaac Smiler, told our reporter Te Aniwa Hurihanganui students simply want to their concerns heard.