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…

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