Help the #interncrisis appear on ABC’s Q&A

Help the #interncrisis appear on ABC’s Q&A

Our dreams have been answered and on Monday the 22nd of April the Federal Health Minister and the Shadow Health Minister will be on Q&A for a health policy debate.

This is our chance to make sure medical training and the security of Australia’s future health workforce are on the national agenda. Members of MSAT will be in the audience and we need everyone to submit questions, make noise on Twitter and make sure we are heard!

ABC’s Q&A is a unique and innovative program in the …

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Hopeful for Change – The National Medical Intern Summit

Hopeful for Change – The National Medical Intern Summit

Medical students and interns across Australia are hoping for a swift and positive resolution to bring an end to the ongoing ‘training crisis’. For a “who’s who” guide to speakers at the summit, click here. 

NSW Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner is set to play host to various medical and health training experts and ministers at the National Medical Intern Summit on Friday the 22nd of February.  The summit is a direct result of last years ‘intern crisis’ which almost saw up to 180 …

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The “who’s who” Guide to the Intern Summit

The “who’s who” Guide to the Intern Summit

Wondering what the National Medical Intern Summit is all about? Here’s our ‘who’s who’ guide to the presenters to help get you started. Don’t forget to follow #interncrisis on Twitter for updates on the summit.

 

Minister Jillian Skinner
NSW Minister for Health

Appointed as NSW Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research on April 3, 2011. Skinner faced considerable criticism last year when NSW initially refused the commonwealth government offer to create additional internships in exchange for increased investment by the states and for her statement suggesting …

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Where are they now?

Where are they now?

It’s a great pleasure to be able to update everyone on the progress of some members of the 182. Many students were brave enough to share their stories with Australia and now we get to give the good news of where they ended up for their internships.

Some students have written to us to give an update on their progress. We can also announce that Esther Tan is now working at the Lyell McEwin Hospital in South Australia and that Haris Noor is working in Bendigo, …

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Update: Allocation of the 116 Jobs and is the #interncrisis solved?

Update: Allocation of the 116 Jobs and is the #interncrisis solved?

In response to the 182 unmatched interns, Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek offered to fund 100 private internships if the remaining were funded by the states. Five State Governments (WA, NT, QLD, ACT and NSW) worked with the Commonwealth on this to create an additional 116 intern positions in those states and territories.

The Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) funded 90 positions in private hospitals, while the state governments funded the remaining 26 positions in public hospitals. Positions funded by the DoHA come with an agreement …

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NSW Parliament (Video): Dr Andrew McDonald supports #interncrisis campaign!

NSW Parliament (Video): Dr Andrew McDonald supports #interncrisis campaign!

The Honorable Dr Andrew McDonald, the Member for Macquarie Fields, Shadow Minister for Health, and Shadow Minister for Medical Research has read a letter from a student about the #interncrisis on the floor of the NSW Parliament to show his support for the campaign. You can view the video above or click below to read the transcript in Hansard.

Hansard Transcript (NSW Parliament Website)

Please send an email thanking Dr McDonald for his support. His email is macquariefields@parliament.nsw.gov.au. With support from Coalition Senator Fiona Nash in the Federal …

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Elise Coker – New South Wales

Elise Coker – New South Wales

Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. My chest is tight and my breathing shallow as I await any communication from HETI. Yet this email account does not belong to me. I am signed into my fiancés account, awaiting an email which will affect not only him, but also my country, my career and inevitably determine where I end up.

I was born in Australia and went to medical school in Australia and am now working as an intern in an Australian hospital. How did things become so complex? I …

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Sana Jesudason – New South Wales

Sana Jesudason – New South Wales

There are two reasons it took me this long to post this up, when Lord only knows I’ve been complaining for a long time.

Firstly, I’m about as comfortable with technology as a monkey is with calculus. I literally had to ask a friend to walk me through how to navigate this site, clicky by clicky.

Secondly, every time I try to contemplate a future anywhere but here, it makes me really nervous and upset, and I place it squarely in the Too Hard basket.

See, this is …

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Tuan Tran – New South Wales

Tuan Tran – New South Wales

My name is Tuan Tran, and I came from UNSW, Rural Clinical School of Wagga Wagga. I came to Australia on 2001 as a young high school student. I still remember the first day in an Australian high school, young, shy and got no idea what is going on. I guess the first day for med school was kind of similar, young, perhaps less shy but certainly still have no idea what is going on. 10 years was a long journey for me in Australia. …

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Announcement: 116 new Internship places found, 66 still needed

Announcement: 116 new Internship places found, 66 still needed

Congratulations to AMSA, AMA and the countless students and doctors around the country who have been lobbying tirelessly to get a solution. And please send your thanks to Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek: Tanya.Plibersek.MP@aph.gov.au

Medical students across Australia are celebrating the news that Federal Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek along with the Queensland, ACT, Western Australian & the Northern Territory governments have funded a further 116 internships for 2013.

As of this morning, it was estimated that more than 180 Australian-trained medical graduates would miss out on the …

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