The medical workforce in 2025: what’s in the numbers?

Michael A Bonning, William J Milford and Rob D Mitchell
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11182
Published online: 5 November 2012

To the Editor: Joyce contends in her recent article that “medical workforce supply levels follow a predictable, if lengthy, cycle between phases of shortage and surplus”.1 If this is the case, the scramble by the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC) to find internships for graduating medical students2 represents a stunning lapse in workforce planning.

  • Michael A Bonning
  • William J Milford
  • Rob D Mitchell

  • Council of Doctors-in-Training, Australian Medical Association, Canberra, ACT.


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