Wednesday, April 26, 2006

University of Auckland Graduates First Physician as a Specialist in the field of Diving and Hyperbaric medicine.

Dr Dives To Medical History

University of Auckland, from Tower

The newspaper 'Scoop' reports from the University of Auckland that it has graduated it's first physician as a specialist in the field of Diving and Hyperbaric medicine.

Christchurch emergency physician Dr Sandy Inglis will make New Zealand medical history on April 27th when he becomes the first doctor to graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine from The University of Auckland.

The diploma programme and a Master of Science specialisation in the field are run by Associate Professor Michael Davis, Medical Director of Christchurch Hospital's Hyperbaric Medicine Unit, which is one of only two units in the country equipped to treat scuba divers suffering from "the bends".

Professor Des Gorman, Head of the School of Medicine at Auckland's Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, congratulated Dr Inglis on becoming the first to graduate from the programme, which was introduced in 2004.

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