Wave of 'Trash' Applicants Now Want $267K Doctor Job NZ doctor has few real candidates, is getting bashed by residents By Arden Dier, Newser Staff Posted Feb 24, 2016 10:28 AM CST 22 comments Comments It's "an abominable situation," says Dr. Alan Kenny. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) (Newser) – Dr. Alan Kenny hoped getting the word out about a half-share in his medical practice in rural New Zealand—which comes with a $267,000 annual salary and three months of vacation—would result in a candidate that could help ease his stress. Instead, it's left him in "an abominable situation," he tells the Guardian. Kenny says he's been overwhelmed with applications, but 99% are "trash." To boot, Kenny says residents are bashing him after learning what doctors earn in a town with an average annual income of $11,500. "If a meaningful candidate emerges from this horrible experience I will be very surprised," Kenny says.