Public Health

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Your Future In
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Public Health
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Carrie Bryer - Ngāpuhi.
Carrie was exposed to many issues within the healthcare system when her dad was unwell and it got her thinking as to why Māori weren't actively seeking healthcare when needed. From this experience she was inspired to explore her options in health. Her community supported her in her studies to first become a nurse, until she later realised she had what it took to become a doctor. Carrie is now in Auckland undertaking her Public Health registrar training. Public Health looks at the issues that can threaten the wider public, from disease, natural disasters and more - Public Health looks at the why questions. Find out more about Carrie's journey in to Public Health!

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of a Future Doctor
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Subject Recomendations
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To Public Health
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Certificate in Health Sciences - Medical Doctor
Certificate in Study and Career Preparation - Medical Doctor
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Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
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Working in public health requires a strong and determined person in their field of work, as it can often be challenging, facing different situations every day. Other qualities for a medical doctor include a person who is:

  • Knowledgeable
  • Kind
  • Empathetic
  • Patient
  • Problem Solver
  • Hard working
  • Understanding
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 If you are interested in becoming a Public Health Registrar and you are in high school, subjects that will be helpful to you for university are:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Maths
  • Health
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