MD: the new MB BS?

Rob D Mitchell, Michael A Bonning and Alex L Markwell
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2011.tb03020.x
Published online: 4 April 2011

To the Editor: Roberts-Thomson and colleagues1 raise important questions about the implications of introducing masters-level medical degrees with doctorate-level nomenclature (ie, Doctor of Medicine [MD]) to Australia. In particular, the potential consequences for postgraduate training deserve further attention.

  • 1 Townsville Hospital, Townsville, QLD.
  • 2 Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.


Competing interests:

Rob Mitchell and Michael Bonning are Deputy Chair and Chair, respectively, of the Australian Medical Association Council of Doctors-in-Training; Alex Markwell is a past Chair of the Council.


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