Challenge or opportunity: can regional training hospitals capitalise on the impending influx of interns?

Diann S Eley and David K Morrissey
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb01189.x
Published online: 6 August 2007

To the Editor: The increase in medical graduates expected over the next decade presents a huge challenge to the many stakeholders involved in providing their prevocational and vocational medical training.1 Increased numbers will add significantly to the teaching and supervision workload for registrars and consultants, while specialist training and access to advanced training positions may be compromised. However, this predicament may also provide opportunities for innovation in the way internships are delivered.

  • Diann S Eley1
  • David K Morrissey2

  • 1 Rural Clinical Division, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD.
  • 2 Toowoomba District Health Service, Toowoomba, QLD.



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