Med students call for intake freeze as up to 450 denied training

The Australian Medical Students Association (AMSA) said student places had more than doubled in the past decade and should not increase further, either at new or existing medical schools, at least until the healthcare system could accommodate them.

Speaking at the AMSA National Convention being held in Perth this week, association president James Churchill said “urgent and decisive action" was needed in order "to avert a crisis.” 

“Increasing numbers of medical students and