Solving the regional and rural workforce problem requires different policies for different career stages.
Government delivers good budget for rural health
“The 2016-17 Victorian Budget is a good budget for rural health. The Government has announced $200m for a Regional Health Infrastructure Fund, which will lead to vast improvements to the state’s regional and rural health services” AMA Victoria President, Dr Tony Bartone, said this afternoon.
The proposed new medical school by Charles Sturt and La Trobe universities must not go ahead
The Australian Medical Association (Victoria) strongly opposes moves by Charles Sturt and La Trobe universities to establish another medical school, as there are not enough junior doctor training positions to meet the current cohort. More medical students will lead to more unemployed junior doctors in Australia.