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The need for quality and quantity in emergency medical care rotations for interns

Andrew D Gosbell, Rob D Mitchell, Victoria A Brazil and Alana M Killen
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (6): 313-314. || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10176
Published online: 1 April 2013

To the Editor: A national registration standard for internship will apply from 2014.1 In addition to 10-week rotations in medicine and surgery, interns will need to obtain 8 weeks’ experience in emergency medical care. A national framework for the accreditation of intern training programs is also being developed.2

  • Andrew D Gosbell1
  • Rob D Mitchell2
  • Victoria A Brazil3
  • Alana M Killen1

  • 1 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Townsville Hospital, Townsville, QLD.
  • 3 Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 4 School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, QLD.


Competing interests:

Victoria Brazil and Rob Mitchell were members of the Australian Medical Council Working Party on Internship.

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