AMA calls for more specialist training places
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.”