Dr. Sam Bailey completed her medical training at the University of Otago, gaining a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB). As a resident doctor she worked in all areas of medicine, with a particular focus on Emergency Medicine and Cardiology. Following this, she worked in General Practice and Sexual Health before becoming a Clinical Trials Research Physician. Over that decade, she worked as a supervising doctor in phase I-IV clinical trials.
In 2017, Sam founded award-winning medical company SwiftMed, New Zealand’s first nationwide primary care online doctor consultation service. The service was an instant success with almost exclusive 5 star ratings. SwiftMed was awarded the Emerging Business award at the 2018 Westpac Champion Business Awards, the largest and most prestigious regional awards ceremony in New Zealand.
She subsequently became a television presenter for “The CheckUp” – a nationwide New Zealand health show that debunks common health misconceptions. This inspired Sam to start her own YouTube channel in late 2019, questioning the scientific evidence of mainstream health narratives and answering questions from her viewers.
In early 2020, with the arrival of Covid-19, Sam began researching the scientific evidence behind lockdowns, social distancing and PCR tests. After releasing a YouTube video in September, where she stated she would not take a coronavirus vaccine, she was sacked halfway through filming a second series of “The CheckUp”. Subsequently, she lost some of her employment as a medical doctor and has had ongoing legal battles with the New Zealand medical authorities who are attempting to silence her views on Covid-19.