Will Australia have a fit-for-purpose medical workforce in 2025?

Roger P Strasser
Med J Aust 2018; 208 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja17.01169
Published online: 19 March 2018

To produce a fit-for-purpose medical workforce, Australia needs streamlined training pathways in all medical disciplines

Around the world, there has been a developing focus over the past decade on the importance of a fit-for-purpose medical workforce1 with the right skills, providing the right care, in the right place, at the right time, and with skill sets which include leadership skills, communication expertise and the ability to work within teams.2 Coupled with this is the perspective that health care should address the needs of patients and the public as its central purpose.3 The underlying assumption is that the provision of medical and other health care should be designed and delivered to meet the health needs of the population being served.

  • Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Laurentian and Lakehead Universities, Sudbury, ON, Canada


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