Proposed Waikato University Medical School

The proposed Waikato Medical School is designed to complement the work of the two existing medical schools in New Zealand. The proposed Waikato Medical School will provide the diversity of training and workforce outcomes necessary to meet New Zealand’s geographical challenges with the geographical location and specialist choices of its health care workforce.

In particular the creation of the Waikato Medical School will increase the number of students completing medical degrees in New Zealand, with a higher proportion of its graduates choosing careers in primary care in provincial and rural locations.

The proposal also looks to generate a sustainable provincial and rural health care workforce to work in high-needs communities and populations. This will reduce New Zealand’s reliance on integrated medical groups to fill roles in provincial and rural locations. Waikato Hospital, in central Hamilton, is Australasia’s largest training hospital.

» Click here to read the business case for the Waikato Medical School.

The proposed Waikato Medical School is designed to complement the work of the two existing medical schools in New Zealand. The proposed Waikato Medical School will provide the diversity of training and workforce outcomes necessary to meet New Zealand’s geographical challenges with the geographical location and specialist choices of its health care workforce.

In particular the creation of the Waikato Medical School will increase the number of students completing medical degrees in New Zealand, with a higher proportion of its graduates choosing careers in primary care in provincial and rural locations.

The proposal also looks to generate a sustainable provincial and rural health care workforce to work in high-needs communities and populations. This will reduce New Zealand’s reliance on integrated medical groups to fill roles in provincial and rural locations. Waikato Hospital, in central Hamilton, is Australasia’s largest training hospital.

» Click here to read the business case for the Waikato Medical School.

Investment opportunities

Hamilton's an ideal location to build, buy or invest in a business. Our economy is strong and it's only going to get better. Projects, worth billions of dollars, are allready underway throughout the city. Do you want to be part of the success? Have a look at some more information about the key investment opportunities you could be part of

  • New central city 4-5 star hotel
  • Waikato University's proposed medical school

Seven key sectors

  • Freight & logistics
    Due to its central location and key road and rail connections, Hamilton is becoming an important logistics hub.
  • Agri-tech
    Our innovative technology providers support the rich farmland surrounding the city and beyond.
  • Education
    Hamilton known for its top-quality education institutes at all levels from pre-school to tertiary.
  • Healthcare
    Australasia's largest training hospital is located in Hamilton as well as strong private health businesses.
  • IT &, research & development
    Critical data and research centres and based in Hamilton as the city has a low natural hazard risk.
  • High value manufacturing
    Hamilton is home to a number of manufacturers who use leading technology to develop high value products.
  • Tourism
    Hamilton is the gateway to a bustling tourism area with a number of internationally-recognised locations.

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