18 Apr 2017

Med student in row over doctors' vote

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 18 April 2017

Elizabeth Berryman a sixth-year medical student is vying to be chair of the New Zealand Medical Association. It's not against the rules but it's never happened before and some doctors, including the NZMA president, are angry. They say her lack of experience, plus her busy student schedule make her the wrong candidate for the top job, but worry a student block vote could see her elected. Nine to Noon speaks to Elizabeth Berryman and the outgoing NZMA chair Stephen Child.

Voting in the NZMA elections opened on 29th March and members have until 24th April to have their say.
The two other candidates are the NZMA deputy chair Kate Baddock, and Auckland GP Tane Taylor, a former chair of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners' National Advisory Council.