Govt vows to expand intern places

Government plans are underway to expand the number of medical graduate internships after almost 400 students missed out on a placement in the first round of offers.

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council chair Kim Snowball said Monday that Federal and State governments would “move quickly” to address the internship shortfall once the final number was known.

His comments have been welcomed by peak bodies, who said they were pleased health officials were finally starting to take notice of the crisis which was first highlighted by students

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