Does it take too long to become a doctor?

Sophie McNamara
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10720
Published online: 21 May 2012

For this two-part series, the MJA interviewed various stakeholders about the length of medical education. This second part focuses on vocational training.

For many doctors, the pathway to becoming fully qualified is delayed by bottlenecks in the medical training pathway, as described in the first part of this MJA feature series.1 Some doctors spend years waiting to access specialty training, while there are fears that the increasing number of medical graduates may mean that some miss out on internships.

  • Sophie McNamara

  • doi: 10.5694/mja12.10720


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All direct quotations and paraphrased comments are based on personal interviews.


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