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Alumni


The MRINZ thrives on hosting a broad range of people from different backgrounds, cultures and countries to conduct our core clinical research and participate in our MD programme.

Palak Mehta (University of Victoria, Wellington)

During my six months at Medical Research Institute of New Zealand I had the opportunity to complete my practicum as part of my Master’s in Clinical Immunology, this was followed by a position as a summer intern.  Coming to MRINZ I had hoped to be part of a team where I was challenged, gained insight […]

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JanPieter Baarsma (Medical Student, Netherlands)

My name is Jan Pieter, I am from the Netherlands and I did my research elective at MRINZ for 5 months from February 2017 to July 2017. First a little bit about the city and the country. Wellington is an amazingly vivid city.

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Mitesh Patel (UK Respiratory Physician)

I undertook a clinical research fellowship at the MRINZ in Wellington from 2010 to 2012, whilst on Out of Programme for Research from my Medical Registrar training post in Respiratory and General (Internal) Medicine in England.

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Stefan Ebmeier (UK NHS Doctor)

I was a Medical Research Fellow at MRINZ from Sep 2015 to Aug 2016. I had such a great time working at MRINZ, I don’t really know where to start. First, a little bit about my background.

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Amanda Burmeister (University of North Carolina)

When I first signed up for an internship abroad program I never dreamed that it would change my life completely. It was my summer between completing my undergraduate studies and prior to starting my doctoral program in the fall.

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Darmiga Thayabaran (UK NHS Doctor)

I had an excellent year at MRINZ and am very grateful for the opportunity to have worked as part of such a pioneering research community. As a junior doctor from the UK my plan after foundation training was to gain some insight and experience in clinical research while exploring a new part of the world.

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