Make medical education a specialty, doctors say

The editorial, written by five medical educators in the latest Medical Journal of Australia, said while teaching was integral to good medical practice, vacancies in principal medical educator jobs were widespread as teachers took positions overseas or elsewhere in the profession.

“The lack of defined career pathways, a failure to formally recognise medical education as a specialty, and the emphasis in many universities on research at the expense of teaching have resulted in an erratic supply of medical educators,” the

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