The Department of General Practice and Rural Health is an academic unit within Otago Medical School. It was the first university department of general practice in New Zealand and is one of the oldest in the world.
Staff in this department come from a wide variety of disciplines and are involved in teaching and research in the fields of general practice and primary care.
We teach undergraduate medical students and have an active postgraduate programme which offers diploma, master's, and PhD opportunties.
There are a wide range of research interests in the Department:
- General practice
- Social sciences
- General Practice Medical education and Rural Health Medical education
- Quality and safety
- Rural health
- Safe and Effective Clinical Outcomes (SECO) clinic
- Postgraduate students' research
The Department of General Practice and Rural Health's strategic planning day, November 2013.