Med students set to miss out on training places

AMSA said that with three months until the January start date for 2013 internships, about 235 medical graduates were yet to gain a position, more than double the shortfall at the same time last year. Typically it takes three months for an internship position to be accredited.

It comes as future doctors consider the likely effects of increased graduate numbers with several new or expanded medical schools planned. The states typically provide funding for internships but the federal government has indicated it wants the shortfall fixed.

AMSA president James Churchill said the prospect of medical

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