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 http://www.conformis.com/wp-online/ positions in public hospitals. Positions funded by the DoHA come with an …

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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 generic cialis cheap 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 …

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Dave Townsend @ Croakey: “Nation-building” health workforce planning needed

Dave Townsend @ Croakey: “Nation-building” health workforce planning needed

Australia is facing a critical shortage of doctors and nurses. To try and plug the gap we’re importing foreign trained doctors and nurses.  Meanwhile, new Australian-trained medical and nursing graduates are being prevented from completing their training resulting in an onslaught of health graduates who are unable to qualify to work in Australia. Until the State and Federal governments work together to develop a comprehensive national plan to address training shortfalls, Australia will continue to produce health graduates who cannot work in our health system.

Australia …

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Video: The #interncrisis on Channel 10's The Project

Video: The #interncrisis on Channel 10's The Project

Channel 10′s The Project featured a story on the internship crisis on Thursday the 9th of November. The story featured AMSA President James Churchill, AMA President Steve Hambleton and the stories of students Marina Guirton & Sean McIsaacs.

Click here to view the video at The Project (NB: story starts buy viagra online at 0:40)

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The Conversation: Why international medical students deserve a place in Australian hospitals

The Conversation: Why international medical students deserve a place in Australian hospitals

Amid Australia’s ongoing doctor shortage, the health system risks losing dozens of Australian-trained, foreign-born doctors because of a shortage of intern places. The Australian Medical Students Association estimates the system needs 182 intern places to ensure all international students can finish their medical training cialis and gain full registration as doctors.

These intern, (or post-graduate year one) places, are based in hospitals, which are run by the states. But the Commonwealth also bears some funding responsibility http://skylitecellars.com/ for medical training. The Commonwealth, state and territory health ministers …

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Australian Doctor: Storm Warning – A lack of intern places is clouding the future

Australian Doctor: Storm Warning – A lack of intern places is clouding the future

A lack of intern places is clouding the future of medical students and graduates, but what’s the solution?

Two very different disasters dominated my Twitter feed last week.

One was Hurricane Sandy, dubbed “Frankenstorm”, as it battered the east coast of the US. The other was the intern crisis affecting Australian-trained medical graduates, which is whipping up fears among medical students across the country.

About 155 international students are set to miss out on an internship in 2013, and there are warnings it is just the tip of …

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NSW Parliament Video: Health Minister addressing #interncrisis during question time

NSW Parliament Video: Health Minister addressing #interncrisis during question time

NSW Health Minister The Hon Jillian Skinner answering a question from the Member for Coffs Harbour during Question Time in the NSW Parliament in regards to look this medical internships on the 25th of October 2012.

We know that many may want to criticise the Minister’s response, however we ask that our supporters don’t make any personal attacks. They will not help us reach our goal, and could in fact hurt our cause.

We want to ensure that debate continues to be constructive and we …

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