AMA submissions to the AHMAC Review of medical intern training
9 Apr 2015
The AMA has made two submissions to the AHMAC Review of medical internship supporting the continuation of the intern year in its current form. The AMA suports the current model of internship as a well-rounded, generalist, supervised and protected introduction to medicine which enables junior doctors to develop their medical skills and professionalism without having to focus on the demands of independent practice. It also enables junior doctors to learn about how the health system functions and how to navigate the public health system while being supervised and supported.
AMA doctor in training members have expressed unanimous support for the current model of internship. The current model of medical education and training in Australia produces doctors who are renowned worldwide for their high standards in clinical skills and professionalism.