The ‘hidden curriculum’ in medical schools undermines general practice, says top dean

Providing general practice experiences for students can be difficult, says Professor Richard Murray.
Sarah Simpkins
Professor Richard Murray.

The RACGP and ACRRM have failed to fill training positions, and a generation of GPs are nearing retirement — so it is no surprise alarm bells are ringing for the GP workforce.

The dean of a major medical school says general practice is losing ground to hospital specialties at the university level, due to a lack of infrastructure and a “hidden curriculum” that undermines primary care.