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Registration of medical students by medical boards

Stefan C Kane
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (1): 15.
Published online: 1 July 2002

Medical Boards throughout Australia are considering amending their respective Medical Acts so that all students in each State or Territory are required to be registered with their Medical Board as a prerequisite for studying medicine. Such amendments have arisen from the increasingly litigious environment, the growing role of clinical education in traditionally preclinical years, and the recognition that medical students enjoy many of the doctor–patient privileges of fully qualified medical practitioners and must therefore assume appropriate responsibilities.

  • Stefan C Kane

  • Australian Medical Students' Association, North Adelaide, SA.


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