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Restricted career paths for overseas students graduating from Australian medical schools: legal and policy considerations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20438428     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A sharp increase in the number of students graduating from Australian medical schools over the next few years looks set to outpace available intern positions. Graduating overseas students will be the first to miss out. While this treatment of overseas students is unlikely to be found unlawful, questions of fairness remain. From a policy standpoint, the bottleneck in intern places could be quite damaging as: it encourages Australian-trained medical graduates with high-quality training and culturally-relevant skills to leave; and it extinguishes a valuable opportunity to steer some of these graduates into geographical areas with the greatest medical workforce needs.
Katie J Elkin; David M Studdert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  192     ISSN:  0025-729X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-04     Completed Date:  2010-06-03     Revised Date:  2010-08-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  517-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Melbourne School of Population Health and Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Career Choice*
Foreign Medical Graduates / legislation & jurisprudence*
Health Policy*
Internship and Residency
Schools, Medical
Comment In:
Med J Aust. 2010 Aug 16;193(4):245-6   [PMID:  20712548 ]

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