‘Ominous’: 20% drop in GP training applicants

Action is needed to address the current state of the GP training program, president Dr Tony Bartone says

Australian communities will miss out on vital healthcare if there is no urgent action to make general practice a desirable career choice for junior doctors, the AMA warns.

The current state of the GP training program — where places are now going unfilled — is an “incredibly ominous sign” for the future of general practice, president Dr Tony Bartone says.