Trainee Positions At Dunedin

Dunedin Hospital
Great King St
New Zealand

Contact Details

Nick Cutfield
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Training Positions : 1
Elective Training Positions :
Fellowships :

Core Position Descriptions
The Neurology Registrar has up to four supervised outpatient clinics per week, one with each consultant. They take GP calls and ED referrals in-hours, and are responsible for the ward and day unit inpatients and supervising the house officer.

There is good opportunity to gain experience in NCS/EMG, EEG reporting, and also Botox clinics.

3 Neurologists are accredited at level 2 for EEG
1 Neurologist is accredited level 2 for EMG

Elective Position Descriptions

Hospital Information

Dunedin Hospital is the main base hospital for Southern DHB, covering the Otago and Southland combined population of 330 000.

Dunedin is home to the Otago Medical School, with consequent academic expertise and research opportunities.

Endovascular clot retrieval for acute stroke is done by Christchurch, and not done in Dunedin.

Department Beds :

Department Clinics

Department Specialty Clinics

Department Meetings
Weekly meetings:
Ward meeting / MDM
Neuroradiology / Neuro-oncology MDM
Seminar (shared with neurosurgery and liaison psychiatry)
Clinical Patient Review 'Round'

In addition to other hospital meetings, there are numerous seminars in neuroscience topics in world-class University departments such as psychology and physiology within a 5 min walk, some of which will be of interest to trainees.

Department Staff
There are 6 neurologists, all with subspecialty interests, and some part time University commitment. Most have had training in overseas neurology centres of excellence such as the Mayo clinic and Queen Square, London.

Dr Sarah Buchanan
Dr Nick Cutfield
Dr Anthony Garvey
Dr David Gow
Dr John Mottershead
Dr Alan Wright

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology

Trainee Responsibilities

Selection Criteria

Philosophy Of Training

Neurology Training In State

Other Information
Dunedin offers a unique lifestyle in a University town. There are vibrant performing arts, international cafes and restaurants, and the social hub of the Saturday morning farmers market. The fully enclosed stadium attracts concerts.

As well as wildlife reserves within the city limits, such as the albatross colony, there are numerous outdoor recreational opportunities such as cycling, mountain biking, surfing and windsurfing. It is only a few hours drive to the natural beauty of central Otago, including the skifields, bike trails and vineyards of Wanaka and Queenstown.