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Improving healthcare and health outcomes for rural and remote communities in NZ and the wider South Pacific through teaching and research excellence.

With a focus on rural health research, the Dunedin School of Medicine's Rural Postgraduate Programme provides postgraduate education for generalist doctors working in rural general practice and hospitals. 

Rural postgraduate education

This programme offers several postgraduate courses to rural GPs and clinicians:

Continuing medical education (CME)

This programme runs regular continuing medical education events aimed at doctors involved in rural generalist practice.

Read more about CME


The research interests of faculty include disparities in rural vs urban health outcomes and access to services, diagnostic services in rural areas and rural health professional education and vocational training.

Read more about our research