Increase PIP or GP training will suffer: AMA

The AMA is calling for a doubling in the incentive payment to practices that teach medical students, as the squeeze on supervisors threatens to undermine the quality of GP training.

The current Practice Incentives Program (PIP) Teaching Incentive payment - worth a maximum of $100 per three-hour training session - only compensates practices for 30-60% of the costs of teaching, according to the AMA.

The PIP has not changed since 2005, despite inflation and growing pressures on practices to take on more students.

In a new proposal