Enabling the success of academic health science centres in Australia: where is the leadership?

Stephen Allison, Tarun Bastiampillai and Bernhard T Baune
Med J Aust 2015; 202 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/mja15.00099
Published online: 18 May 2015

To the Editor: In a recent perspective in the Journal, Theile and colleagues called for national leadership in the creation of academic health science centres (AHSCs) through partnerships and collaborations that better link Australian universities, research institutes and health services.1 The mission of one of the most influential AHSCs in the world, the Mayo Clinic, is to “provide the best care to every patient every day through integrated clinical practice, education and research”.2

  • Stephen Allison1
  • Tarun Bastiampillai2
  • Bernhard T Baune3

  • 1 Flinders University, Adelaide, SA.
  • 2 Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, SA Health, Adelaide, SA.
  • 3 University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA.

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