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K Roe made this Official Information request to University of Auckland

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From: K Roe

Dear University of Auckland,

On January 18 I wrote to the University of Auckland expressing concern that the details held by the World Directory of Medical Schools regarding the University of Auckland MBChB Degree Program was misleading. Namely, the Directory incorrectly stated that an Undergraduate Degree was required for admission (thus implying that Graduates of MBChB would have studied at tertiary level for at least 9 years).

I was informed January 23 that the University of Auckland considered the information to be `incomplete' rather than `inaccurate' or `misleading' - but had written to the operators of the website and asked them to `update their information'.


I see that the information has been updated -- but I still have concerns that the information is false or misleading.

The `prerequisite education' is university entrance AND either completion of the first year of the MBChB program AND / OR completion of a 3 year degree.

In other words, many or most of the graduates of MBChB from the University of Auckland have studied at the tertiary level (including their work experience placements and a whole training internship year where they are actually working in the hosptials) for 6 years total (the duration of the MBChB only) and not the 7 or 9 that is currently conveyed.

Please can the University of Auckland write to them again this time providing true and accurate information.

Yours faithfully,

A person in New Zealand (a New Zealander)

Kelly Roe

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From: Rebecca Ewert
University of Auckland

Dear Ms Roe,

The request in your email of Sunday, 17 November 2019 9:31 AM is not a request for official information.

Yours sincerely,
Rebecca Ewert
General Counsel

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From: K Roe

Dear Rebecca Ewert,

That is correct. But now there is a public record that the University of Auckland was requested to correct the information.

Yours sincerely,

K Roe

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