Government urged to back successful training scheme

9 Apr 2015

Following representations by the AMA, the Federal Government has committed to a further 12 months of funding for the Specialist Training Program, which supports medical specialist training in rural and ‘non-traditional’ settings.

The Australian National Audit Office has reported that the Medical Specialist Training Program (STP) had been a success, with 90 per cent of positions outside the major teaching hospitals and 40 per cent of them in rural and regional areas. 

Read the AMA media release

Read the ANAO Audit report.