More academic doctors
The association said governments, health departments, universities, medical colleges and research institutes must create a strategy to sustain a clinical academic workforce.
As well as making medical research a central element of medical school training, the AMA called for clear pathways for trainees, senior doctors and clinical academics.
It also said there should be a clinical research mentoring system, academic reward schemes, and more funding for clinical academic positions.
“Boosting clinical academic numbers would…