Growing the clinical academic workforce: the case for structured academic training programs for junior doctors

Harris A Eyre, Rob D Mitchell and William J Milford
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.00204
Published online: 21 April 2014

To the Editor: In response to an emerging mismatch between supply and demand for academic clinicians,1 several organisations have highlighted the potential value of an explicit clinical academic training pathway for Australian medical graduates.1,2 An initiative of this nature would not only increase educational capacity, but would also help realise the aspirations of the McKeon Review of Health and Medical Research — to achieve and sustain health care excellence through training and retaining a world-class medical research workforce.3

  • Harris A Eyre1
  • Rob D Mitchell2
  • William J Milford3

  • 1 Discipline of Psychiatry, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA.
  • 2 Emergency Department, Townsville Hospital, Douglas, QLD.
  • 3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mater Mother's Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.



We thank Nick Webb and Catherine Joyce for their input to and advice about this letter.

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