Lessons to be learnt from general practice training

William Coote
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00463.x
Published online: 3 July 2006

To the Editor: Three recent articles discuss Australia’s medical education arrangements,1-3 but do not propose a way forward.

  • General Practice Education and Training Ltd, Canberra, ACT.


  • 1. Dahlenburg GW. Medical education in Australia: changes are needed. Med J Aust 2006; 184: 319-320. <MJA full text>
  • 2. McGrath BP, Graham IS, Crotty BJ, Jolly BC. Lack of integration of medical education in Australia: the need for change. Med J Aust 2006; 184: 346-348. <MJA full text>
  • 3. Dowton SB, Stokes M-L, Rawstron E, et al. Postgraduate medical education: rethinking and integrating a complex landscape. Med J Aust 2005; 182: 177-180. <MJA full text>
  • 4. Australian General Practice Training. General Practice Education and Training [website]. Available at: (accessed Apr 2006).
  • 5. Foot M. Aneurin Bevan: a biography. Vol. 2: 1945–1960. London: Davis-Poynter, 1973: 103.
  • 6. Glasson W. Surgical training under siege. Aust Med 2004; 6 Dec: 5.
  • 7. Cleese J, Booth C. The complete Fawlty Towers. London: Methuen, 1989: 153.


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