After graduating from medical school at the University of Otago Meredith spent time abroad learning specialized surgical techniques. She then spent 4 years in Advanced Surgical Training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in NZ, culminating in a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2007.
Meredith was the inaugural Mentor Breast Fellow in Toronto, Canada, where she worked on all aspects of breast surgery with a focus on reconstruction, including the latest microsurgical techniques to aid in fully autologous reconstruction. There was also a focus on aesthetics of the breast. Dr Simcock also gained overseas subspecialty training at International Centres of Excellence. She visited world-renowned surgeons in LA, Houston, Seattle, NY and Banff to further build on this expertise. She also travelled to London, England, gaining experience in cosmetic plastic surgery with two of Europe’s leading Aesthetic Surgeons.
Her post-graduate training also included a six-month fellowship to one of the busiest Hand Units in Australasia (Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney) where she focused on all aspects of congenital, elective and traumatic hand problems and peripheral nerve surgery.
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