Bay of Plenty Clinical School
The Bay of Plenty Clinical School was established by the District Health Board in 2007 and is a crucial element in attracting high quality health professionals to the region, both now and in the future. Due to population ageing, the workforce in the health sector is expected to increase by 25 per cent in the next decade to keep up with demand. The first intake of University of Auckland fifth year medical students took place in early 2010, representing a milestone for the region. The Clinical School has also established a Clinical Trials Unit, which undertakes pharmaceutical trials and health related research projects and is funded by an independent charitable research trust. The CTU aims to be recognised as the leading provider of clinical research services in the Bay and is also marketing its capability to national and international pharmaceutical and medical-device companies.
Bay of Plenty Clinical School project aims
150 medical students in 2016, including international students