Riding the wave: current and emerging trends in graduates from Australian university medical schools

Schools Australia

Australia is currently in the midst of an expansionist phase in medical workforce supply, driven by a range of policies designed to encourage growth in the medical workforce, including significant increases to medical school intakes. Already there are expressions of concern about the flow-on effect of these increases through medical education pathways. Here, we place current policies in their historical context, quantify the immediate outcomes with respect to the number of graduates over the next decade, and consider the broader implications of larger graduate cohorts.

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