This article reviews the history of general practice vocational training in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, identifies current initiatives and recommends future approaches based on recent evidence.
General practice vocational training in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health requires ongoing support and investment from governments and training and general practice organisations if the gains made to date are to be consolidated and health outcomes are to improve.
In particular, investment in sustained and respectful partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and organisations will continue to provide the groundwork for effective training of general practitioners in this critical health area, and will also play an important role in capacity-building in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
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