Postgraduate medical education: rethinking and integrating a complex landscape

S. Bruce Dowton*, Marie Louise Stokes, Evan J. Rawstron, Philip R. Pogson, Mark A. Brown

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• A key responsibility of the healthcare system is to develop a sustainable workforce through education and training. • The complexity of postgraduate medical education and training in Australia requires: • recognition that there are many stakeholders (junior medical officers, registrars, teaching clinicians, health departments, governments, colleges and society) with overlapping but competing interests and responsibilities; • a national dialogue to clarify the necessary resource investments and to assign explicit accountabilities; and • improved coordination and governance, while maintaining appropriate flexibility. • In other countries, stronger mechanisms of governance for oversight of postgraduate medical education have emerged, and Australia can learn from these.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-180
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes

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