AMA makes progress towards improving arrangements for bonded medical graduates
The AMA has been in talks with the Department of Health over the past six months seeking to improve arrangements for bonded medical graduates. A final set of reforms have been proposed which have received strong support from a small working group formed by the AMA Council of Doctors in Training to provide policy guidance.
“We’ve lobbied and worked with the Department of Health to re-develop the Bonded Medical Place and Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship Scheme programs and we are optimistic that we will see sensible reforms that will remove excessively onerous conditions on bonded doctors and students, and develop a sustainable workforce for rural and regional Australia” said Dr John Zorbas, Chair, AMA Council of Doctors in Training.
The AMA is pushing strongly for these reforms to be finalised by May this year, with this issue a key part of the AMA 2018-19 Federal Pre-Budget submission