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Crisis? What crisis? Capitalising on increasing intern numbers in the ACT

Melanie Angstmann, Tobias J Angstmann and Tim McDonald
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (5): 322. || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10164

To the Editor: Increased numbers of medical graduates in Australia over recent years are causing great concern about the capacity of current prevocational training systems to effectively absorb extra trainees.1 For example, in the Australian Capital Territory, 42 intern positions in 2007 increased to 96 in 2013 — an increase of 130%.

  • Melanie Angstmann1
  • Tobias J Angstmann2
  • Tim McDonald2

  • 1 Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT.
  • 2 Canberra Hospital and Health Services, ACT Government Health Directorate, Canberra, ACT.


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