The cost of teaching an intern in New South Wales

Shyan L L Goh
Med J Aust 2014; 201 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/mja14.00550
Published online: 18 August 2014

To the Editor: While Oates and colleagues1 provide an insightful introduction to intern teaching in New South Wales, I offer an alternative to their views; what is considered teaching is not agreed on, and does not necessarily translate to learning.

  • Rockhampton Hospital, Rockhampton, QLD.


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  • 1. Oates RK, Goulston KJ, Bingham CM, Dent OF. The cost of teaching an intern in New South Wales. Med J Aust 2014; 200: 100-103. <MJA full text>
  • 2. Australian Medical Council, Medical Board of Australia. Guide to intern training in Australia. 2013. (accessed Jul 2014).
  • 3. McGilvray A. Teaching in practice. Med J Aust 2013; 199 (7): C1-C2. <MJA full text>
  • 4. Swanwick T. Informal learning in postgraduate medical education: from cognitivism to ‘culturism'. Med Educ 2005; 39: 859-865.


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