Interns leave for greener pastures

At least 100 medical students are likely to graduate without a job to go to this year, according to the Australian Medical Students’ Association, with many others forced to do their internship overseas.

And once they leave the country to continue their training they are very unlikely to return home, the ASMA warned.

“It is an utter waste of the taxpayer dollar to train these students and not offer them an internship,” AMSA President, Jessica Dean said.

“The system is in failure. We are training doctors here in Australia and then sending them away overseas, while importing