Dr Roz Gathercole
Sporty Roz Gathercole from England is a keen windsurfer and sailor, and she’s loving everything Gisborne and New Zealand has to offer.
“This country is beautiful, full of beautiful scenery. I love the mountain biking and the fact that everyone is welcoming and accommodating,” says the 30-year-old.
Roz came to Three Rivers Medical in February. She comes Poole which is a stunning seaside town with a magnificent harbour offering water sports, ferries to St Malo in France, and a quayside area bustling with restaurants and shops.
Most of her family works in the health sector. Her dad is an Accident and Emergency Consultant, and her mum is a nurse and midwife.
Roz carried out her doctor training at Wessex School of General Practice in Hampshire. Doctors, who have done five years of study and two years of general rotation, can then do three years of general practice study. Students in Wessex have the chance to complete some of their general practice training in New Zealand – deep in the South Island or in sunny Gisborne.
Roz says has enjoyed her Gisborne summer and as well as pursuing her own sporting adventures. This year she hopes to explore a bit more of New Zealand including the Central Plateau and Coromandel.