Does it take too long to become a doctor?

David Ku
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10805
Published online: 16 July 2012

To the Editor: The United States medical education system is not a valid comparator in arguing for the shortening of training times for specialist doctors in Australia,1 whose training experience is already less than desirable. I was recently a medical observer at a major US training hospital, and there are significant differences in specialist training between the two countries.

  • Dandenong Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.


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  • 1. McNamara S. Does it take too long to become a doctor [Part 1]? Med J Aust 2012; 196: 528-530.


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