Clinical School

Waikato Clinical School

The Waikato Clinical School is an academic division of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and provides clinical teaching and research for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and allied health science students.

The main purpose of the school is to provide an outstanding environment in which medical students can undergo their clinical training.

The University of Auckland (Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences)

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Undergraduate Study

For most of the academic year there are 50-60 undergraduate medical students on campus, as well as 12 students based in Rotorua. Teaching is provided by clinical academics in all the main specialties.
Link to undergraduate information(external link)

Waikato DHB also hosts a number of overseas elective students – placements are arranged through the Waikato Clinical School (please contact the School Manager, Mrs Raewyn Wooderson).

Postgraduate Study

The University of Auckland offers postgraduate programmes for doctors, including opportunities to pursue Masters, MD or PhD qualifications.
Link to postgraduate information(external link)

Postgraduate opportunities for nurses with The University of Auckland are also available. These include Health Sciences in Advanced Nursing(external link) .


The Waikato Clinical School is involved in clinical research(external link) and there are professorial appointments in medicine, anaesthetics, psychiatry and primary care with active research programmes.