A large Australian study has revealed the top factors for specialist doctor trainee satisfaction.
New scholarships funded by Western NSW Local Health District will help Indigenous students study medicine at UNSW and then return to the west of the state for internships.
The biggest barrier to getting more medical graduates in regional areas is the lack of rural placements for interns, and campaigns for new medical schools are a distraction, writes Dean of Medicine Peter Smith.
Professor Graeme Richardson’s contributions to rural medicine will be recognised with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Medal.
The AMA is urging the government to consider the establishment of new medical schools in rural and regional areas to boost the number of doctors, writes John Dwyer.