Te Ohu Rata O Aotearoa, Māori Medical Practitioners Association

Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa – Māori Medical Practitioners Association (Te ORA) is a professional body representing Māori medical students and doctors working as clinicians, researchers and teachers.  With approximately 340 active members,
Te ORA represents the majority of the Māori medical workforce.

Te ORA’s vision is to provide Māori medical leadership to the health sector to effect Māori health development.

Te ORA has a governing board elected by its membership and an office based in Te Whanganui ā Tara (Wellington).   read more >>


Te ORA Hui-ā-Tau & Scientific Conference 2017

Poipoia ō tātou ngākau

Care, compassion and connection

The theme for the 2017 Hui-a-Tau is:  Poipoia ō tātou ngākau - Care, compassion and connection

Te ORA is an organisation that represents all Māori doctors.  In the Te ORA whakapapa, there are individuals, including the late Paratene Ngata, whose values of care, compassion and connection guided their mahi.   In our Hui-ā-Tau 2017, we wanted to create a space where we are able to present on, discuss, and reflect on these values and what they mean for both ourselves and our communities.

The subthemes for the 2017 Hui-a-Tau are:

Ō Tātou Oranga

As doctors, the expectations upon ourselves, and from others, often exceeds belief.  As Māori doctors these expectations are multiplied.  We therefore encouraged abstracts that focused on the wellbeing of Māori doctors and medical students..

Rongoā Māori

We encouraged abstracts that focused on healing practices (especially Rongoā Māori) used by our communities (or ourselves) and how these practices integrate with our Western medical training.

In addition, for the Hui-ā-Tau 2017, we will have space where Rongoā Māori Practitioners can work.  Profiles can be viewed within the proceedings.

To view the programme please click here>>

Te ORA and PHARMAC Student Awards 2017 Now Closed

Summer Student Internship Programme (SSIP) 2017 - Now closed

Nominations for Te Tohu Whaioranga Haututanga, Excellence in Leadership have now closed.

Applications for Te Tohu Whaioranga Rangahau, Excellence in Research have now closed.


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