Evidence-based medical workforce planning and education: the MSOD project

Baldeep Kaur, Don M Roberton and Nicholas J Glasgow
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10243
Published online: 3 June 2013

How will this survey change medical workforce management?

Overcoming medical workforce shortages and maldistribution remains critical in Australia.1 Numerous government initiatives have targeted these issues.2 Despite recent modest progress in increasing the supply of doctors to underserved regions,3 overall success has been limited.4

  • Baldeep Kaur1
  • Don M Roberton1
  • Nicholas J Glasgow2

  • 1 Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand Inc, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Australian National University, Canberra, ACT.



We are grateful to the medical schools, stakeholder organisations, medical students, graduates and doctors who participated in the MSOD Project. The project was possible due to funding made available by Health Workforce Australia (2011 onwards) and the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (2004–2011).

Competing interests:

As well as being employed by the Australian National University as Dean of Medicine and Health Sciences and Dean of the Medical School, Nicholas Glasgow is Chair of the MSOD Project Board and Treasurer of Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand Inc.


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