Waikato’s Dr Marcus Cheesman was announced as the winner of this year’s New Zealand Junior Doctor of the Year at a medical education forum in Brisbane yesterday.

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) today congratulated Cheesman, a second year resident medical officer based in Waikato, who is also the chair of the NZMA’s Doctors-in-Training Council.

Cheesman’s award was announced at the 22nd Australian and New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum that ends today in Brisbane.  The forum brings together junior doctors, medical students, clinical supervisors and others involved in postgraduate medical training and yesterday presented Junior Doctor of the Year Awards for New Zealand and each of the Australian states.  The focus of the award is on recognising junior doctors who have made a significant contribution to prevocational medical education and training.

NZMA’s Doctors-in-Training Council, which Cheesman chairs, represents the interests of NZMA resident medical officer (RMO), trainee intern and medical student members. The chair also sits on the NZMA board and is an ex-officio member of the New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA) executive.

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