Selection criteria for Australian and New Zealand medical specialist training programs: another under‐recognised driver of research waste

TASMAN Collaborative
Med J Aust 2022; 216 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51558
Published online: 20 June 2022

To the Editor: We read with interest the letter by Withers and colleagues1 highlighting the research waste generated by the inclusion of research in the selection criteria for specialist training in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

  • TASMAN Collaborative

TASMAN Collaborative

Lorane Gaborit1

Melissa Park2

Kyle Raubenheimer3

Laure Taher Mansour4

Cameron Wells5

Chris Varghese5

William Xu5


1 Australian National University, Canberra, ACT

2 Gosford Hospital, Gosford, NSW

3 University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, WA

4 University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA

5 University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


We thank the following members of the TASMAN Collaborative team for their useful comments on the manuscript before submission: Jordi Elliot, Sarah Goh, Aiden Jabur, Claire Lim, Isabella Ludbrook, Jonathan Obertas, Upasana Pathak, and Jainil Shah.

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.


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