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Information regarding MBChb Application Status of HSFY for year 2022

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From: Surinder Sharma

Dear University of Otago,

Please can you respond to the following questions

1. How many MB ChB students were admitted from HSFY 2021 broken down into the following categories/ sub categories:
Maori HSFY
Pacifica HSFY
Rural HSFY
Refugee HSFY
Socioeconomic HSFY
General Entry HSFY (so students who do not fall into any sub-categories above)

Yours faithfully,
SSharma

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From: UoO - Official Information Act
University of Otago

Kia ora S. Sharma

I acknowledge receipt of your information request dated 29 January 2022 and made under the Official Information Act 1982.

We have decided to grant your request. However, the University's Medical School has not yet confirmed final numbers for its 2022 MB ChB programme. This includes final admission numbers under the HSFY general category and each of the priority groups. The data will not be known and therefore will not be available until the end of March, as student offers continue until the end of the third week of teaching in Semester One. The reasons for late offers relate to students declining entry to the programme after it has commenced (but by the end of the third week) or having to defer for unanticipated reasons.

Please note that for privacy reasons, the University's standard practice is not to report on numbers where those numbers are below 5. Where the numbers are very low, there is a risk that the identity of those individuals can be determined/inferred.

We will be in touch with regards to the requested data once this data has been confirmed.

Ngā mihi
Kelsey

Kelsey Kennard
Official Information and Compliance Coordinator

Official Information Requests, Office of the Registrar | University of Otago | Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo | New Zealand | Aotearoa | Email/Īmera [email address]

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From: UoO - Official Information Act
University of Otago

Kia ora S. Sharma

 

Thank you for your patience. Further to our email of 1 February 2022,
please see below our response to your Official Information Act request.

 

How many MB ChB students were admitted from HSFY 2021 broken down into the
following categories/equity groups (Mâori, Pacifica, Rural, Refugee,
Socioeconomic, General)

 

Please see the below table which shows the number of applicants to receive
offers to enter the 2022 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB
ChB) programme via the Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) General category
and equity groups, as well as the number of applicants who accepted their
offer to enter the programme.

 

We note that it is the University’s standard practice to not report on
numbers where those numbers are below 5. Where the numbers are very low,
there is a risk that the identity of those individuals can be
determined/inferred. Outcomes for groups with fewer than 5 individuals are
reported as “<5” (fewer than 5). Withholding this information is
consistent with section 9(2)(a) of the Act, and we do not consider that
the reasons for withholding this information are outweighed by other
considerations which would make it desirable in the public interest to
make the information available.

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Category or Equity Group| Total number of |Number of applicants |
| (HSFY) |applicants to receive an | to accept offer to |
| | offer to enter the 2022 |enter the 2022 MB ChB|
| | MB ChB programme | programme |
|------------------------+-------------------------+---------------------|
|General | 103 | 92 |
|------------------------+-------------------------+---------------------|
|Rural | 41 | 39 |
|------------------------+-------------------------+---------------------|
|Mâori | 52 | 43 |
|------------------------+-------------------------+---------------------|
|Indigenous Pacific | 13 | 10 |
|------------------------+-------------------------+---------------------|
|Refugee | 7 | 6 |
|------------------------+-------------------------+---------------------|
|Socioeconomic | 5 | <5 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

We trust you will find this information helpful.

 

We note your right to seek a review of these decisions via a complaint to
an Ombudsman. However, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss any
concerns with you first.

 

Ngâ mihi

Kelsey

 

 

Kelsey Kennard

Official Information and Compliance Coordinator

 

Office of the Registrar | Te Tari o Te Pouroki me te Kaituhi ki te
Kaunihera

University of Otago | Te Whare Wânanga o Otâgo

New Zealand | Aotearoa

Email | Îmera [1][University of Otago request email]

 

 

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