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Medical specialist education and training in Australia

Peter D Phelan
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (11): 687-688.
Published online: 3 December 2007

Is it heading in the right direction?

The preceding article by Clarke and Morgan discusses a new form of education and training for medical specialists in Australia. The programs at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine at Macquarie University have pre-Fellowship (general specialist training) and post-Fellowship (subspecialist training) components.1 Here, I concentrate on the former. Both the formal university involvement and the new funding model proposed in the article have major implications that warrant widespread discussion.

  • Peter D Phelan

  • University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: phelan@hcn.net.au

Competing interests:

Peter Phelan is Chairman of the Governing Board of Cabrini Health, a not-for-profit Catholic health care service.

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