COAG Health Council to discuss medical internships

COAG Health Council to discuss medical internships

The Australian Medical Association is urging both state and federal health ministers to address the medical intern crisis facing students, as the health sector meets in Sydney today.

The Council of Australian Governments Standing Council on Health convenes today, and among issues being discussed, internship placements are high on the agenda.

Last November, when the Council met, counterparts agreed on an action to create sufficient internship placements for medical students.

But AMA Vice President Geoffrey Dobb says the industry is yet to see results.

Professor Dobb predicts at the end of this year, there will be a shortfall of 200 placements if no action is taken.

He says at today’s meeting, there needs to be agreement and action in order to provide medical graduates with access to ongoing training facilities.

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