Breaking down the barriers to GP training
Since 2007, the number of medical graduates has been growing markedly each year. The Medical Training Review Panel estimates there were 3,318 graduates in 2012. Parallel with this rise in graduate numbers is a growing need to increase the number of GPs who teach. However, a range of barriers must be overcome in order to encourage GPs and general practices to become more involved in this crucial role. This is the topic discussed by Dr Brian Morton, Chair of the AMA Council of General Practice, in his article in this week’s Australian Medicine.