AMA submission to the Review of the Specialist Training Program
The Specialist Training Program (STP) is a Commonwealth government program that gives junior doctors who are undertaking specialist training the opportunity to train in settings outside traditional metropolitan teaching hospitals.
The Minister for Health is consulting with stakeholders on potential reforms to the STP. As part of the consultation process the Department of Health has released a discussion paper on the current design of the program and the AMA has made a submission.
The AMA 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.