Internship shortage could threaten enrolments

.University of Melbourne researchers released a report last week on migration patterns and early career trajectories of international students, which concluded the shortage of internships could kill off enrolments; “a devastating prospect for the majority of Australian medical schools”.

AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton said some international students already in the system should not have been accepted if they couldn’t be guaranteed intern places.

“If Australian medical schools are not viable [without] international students there is something seriously wrong with the funding for medical

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