The doctors who are not getting hired

The doctors who are not getting hired
International student graduating from NZ medical schools are being barred from employment. (Image: Depositphotos)
Dileepa Fonseka
There's no shortage of warnings about the lack of junior doctors in our healthcare system, but every year New Zealand is choosing not to employ doctors who graduate from the country’s two medical schools.Why not? Because they’re from other countries.For James*, the road has been a tough one. In the same way young people who grow up in NZ often have to borrow or get a loan guarantee from the “Bank of Mum and Dad” to get on the property ladder, James has had to borrow money from his grandparents to fund his expensive e...

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