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Student doctor rockers play for degrees

Against a backdrop of high-profile junior doctor suicides, Flinders University is introducing novelty into its medical degree. The Adelaide-based institution is piloting a music subject for second-year students, as part of the degree's new, mandatory personal and professional development stream. Its coordinators hope ...

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New plan aims to build rural workforce

Education institutions need to ensure that more medical students come from rural backgrounds, or are required to complete training in rural areas, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) says. The proposal forms part of a document released today, which puts forward ...

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Australia ‘needs’ international med students

International medical students should remain part of Australia’s “self-sufficient” health workforce ambitions, says Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand. Responding to a two-volume report by Health Workforce Australia (HWA), Medical Deans president Professor Justin Beilby said it was evident Australia ...

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Med grads face no-man’s land

Hundreds of international medical students could miss out on internships when they graduate next year due to a “tsunami” of domestic graduates and a shortage of clinical places. A report on the impact of international medical students on Australia’s workforce ...

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Curtin defends rural medicine stance

Curtin University has rejected suggestions that its planned medical school will increase pressure on clinical placements and fail to deliver more rural and regional doctors. Professor Jill Downie, pro-vice chancellor of health sciences at Curtin, said that claims by the Australian ...

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