AMA calls for more specialist training places

2 Nov 2015

The AMA has recommended that the Government should expand the number of STP places from 900 to 1,400 places by 2018, and to 1,900 places by 2030. In a submission responding to a Department of Health Discussion Paper, the AMA has emphasised the need to continue to ensure that a strong educational focus is put on STP placements, and recognises that the STP can play a positive role in addressing workforce shortages in particular specialties and geographic areas.

AMACDT Chair, Dr Danika Theimt said “The AMACDT believes the STP is making a valuable contribution to supporting the quality of specialist training and there is scope to do more. We have called for a significant expansion of the program to help address the predicted shortfall in specialist training places.”

AMA submission

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