The Division of Health Sciences provides a range of support for Pacific Island students embarking on a career in the Health Sciences, including medical students. Each campus has a dedicated Associate Dean, Pacific, who supports Pacific students and staff, and promotes research and outreach contributions that are directly relevant to Pacific communities.
Pacific Island students are also supported throughout their studies by the University's Pacific Islands Centre, and by their peers through the Pacific Island Health Professional Students’ Association.
Associate Professor Rosalina Richards Associate Dean, Pacific, Otago Medical School
Dr Kiki Maoate Associate Dean, Pacific, University of Otago, Christchurch
Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu Associate Dean, Pacific, University of Otago, Wellington