Vision 20:20 is the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences’ commitment to increasing the number of Māori and Pacific health professionals to 10 percent of the health workforce by the year 2020.
Vision 20:20 has three components coordinated by Te Kupenga Hauora Māori (Māori Health):
Māori and Pacific Admission Scheme (MAPAS)
* Admission/Retention/Academic and Pastoral Support
Māori and Pacfic Admission Scheme (MAPAS) is available to FMHS applications with indigenous Māori or Pacific whakapapa/ancestry. MAPAS Provides both admission into and support during study within the Certificate in Health Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, Medicine and Health Sciences programmes of the faculty. It seeks to provide a supportive environment where students, their whānau and staff accept a commitment to academic achievement within a Māori/Pacific context.
Hikitia te Ora – Certificate in Health Sciences (CertHSc)
The Certificate in Health Scienes (CertHSc) is a one year bridging programme which prepares Māori and Pacific students for tertiary study in health sciences necessary for success in Overlapping Year One (OLY1) courses within the faculty and ongoing study in Nursing, Pharmacy, Medicine and Health Sciences. The CertHSc course content has a focus on academic and science literacy including chemistry, physics, biology and population health.
Whakapiki Ake Project (WAP)
* Māori Recruitment
The Whakapiki Ake Project (WAP) is a recruitment programme that actively engages with rangatahi Māori enrolled in secondary schools to promote health as a career and entry into the Certificate in Health Sciences programme as a pathway into FMHS professional programmes. WAP offers exposure to health career options, assistance for students to apply to the FMHS and financial support with course fees for successful applications. Mature students may also apply.
Website: Māori and Pacific Success, Vision 20:20 – Health Career Pathways
Vision 20:20 Academic Director
Dr Elana Taipapaki Curtis
Ph: +64 9 373 7599 ext 86470