Dr Rosalynd Pochin
Nelson, NEW ZEALAND
Ros Pochin is a General Surgeon. She went to medical school in the UK and moved to NZ in 1996. She underwent surgical training in NZ and spent a year in Auckland working as trauma fellow for Ian Civil and his unit. This sparked an ongoing interest in trauma and teaching. She became an EMST and CCrISP instructor then director and NZ representative on the exec committee member for both. She is now chair of the Australasian CCrISP committee. She started teaching DSTC in 2014 and has taught on the ED thoracotomy course run at Auckland hospital for ED SMOs.
Over the past 2 years she was one of 5 surgeons who made up the Education Reference Group who have written the Operate with Respect module and face to face course. She works in Nelson at the top of the South Island where she is Head of Department. Nelson is a modest provincial city which sees its fair share of trauma, not least because its population triples over the summer periods with an influx of national and international tourists.