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An urgent challenge: new training opportunities for junior medical officers

Crotty, Brendan and Brown, Terry 2007, An urgent challenge: new training opportunities for junior medical officers, Medical journal of Australia, vol. 186, no. 7 (Supplement), pp. S25-S27.

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Title An urgent challenge: new training opportunities for junior medical officers
Author(s) Crotty, BrendanORCID iD for Crotty, Brendan orcid.org/0000-0002-0592-235X
Brown, Terry
Journal name Medical journal of Australia
Volume number 186
Issue number 7 (Supplement)
Start page S25
End page S27
Publisher Austrasian Medicial Publishing Company Pty. Ltd.
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Publication date 2007
ISSN 0025-729X
1326-5377
Summary There will be a massive increase in the number of medical school graduates over the next 5–10 years — there were 1287 Australian resident graduates in 2004, and there will be more than 3000 by the middle of the next decade.

A workshop held during the 11th National Prevocational Medical Education Forum explored ways to provide the additional prevocational training posts that will be required.

Four possible sites for additional training posts were discussed:
         • expansion of public hospital training posts;
         • general practice;
         • private hospitals; and
         • other sites, including private rooms and community placements.

Current accreditation procedures will need to be amended to accommodate more interns.

There will be limited access to prevocational training posts for non-resident (full-fee-paying) graduates and international medical graduates.

There is an urgent need for postgraduate medical councils, state health departments, the federal government, and medical boards to work together to identify, develop and accredit new training posts.

Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C2 Other contribution to refereed journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30013507

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Medicine
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