Is the medical profession about to lose control over its education standards?

A fight is brewing over a proposal to revamp medical accreditation.

A fight is looming over proposals to hand ultimate control of the accreditation of medical education and training to a new board of political appointees.

Board room

Critics claims that an independent review, commissioned by health ministers, will result in the dilution of the Australian Medical Council's role in the accreditation of medical education and training programs - including the country’s medical schools and specialist medical colleges.

According to the review’s draft report, accreditation issues for all health professions would come under the remit