AMA submission on assessing the distribution of medical school places in Australia

14 Mar 2017

The Federal Government is reviewing the distribution of medical Commonwealth-supported places and the AMA has made a submission to the Department of Health. We highlight that redistributing medical school places, on its own, will not improve workforce shortages. The AMA believes that the Government needs to take a longer-term view and recognise that unless additional postgraduate training places in rural areas and undersupplied specialties are made available, addressing workforce shortages in these areas will remain an elusive goal. 

Read the AMA submission on assessing the distribution of medical school places in Australia