Sung-Min Jun | McCall MacBain Foundation Kupe Leadership Scholar

Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)

Embarking on a career in medicine, I am passionate about equity within healthcare. Of particular interest to me is the role of healthcare professionals in perpetuating or reducing health inequities. Research consistently shows that factors like ethnicity (i.e. Māori vs nonMāori) plays a significant role in determining the quality of care a patient receives.

While multifactorial, a large part of this can be attributed to the attitudes and decisions a healthcare professional makes. New Zealand has come far in educating and working towards attaining this standard, however, we still have a lot to achieve and hope for. I aim to utilise all that I can to continue to foster and take part in developing the attitudes required to address this issue.

Sponsor: McCall MacBain Foundation

Mentor: Sir Richard Faull, KNZM, FRSNZ, Founder and Director of Centre from Brain Research, Professor - Clinical, Anatomy and Medical Imaging