Funding debacle will see future doctors on ‘scrap heap’

POLL: Who should take final responsibility for the shortfall in intern places for medical students?

AMA president Steve Hambleton said it was disgraceful that a funding blame game could threaten the careers of young doctors and deny needy people the quality health care they deserved.

"No intern place, no medical career – it's as simple as that," he said on Wednesday.

"The ongoing refusal by the states and territories to help fund medical intern places threatens to send significant numbers of our