• 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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Medical Journal of Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Feb 2005|