Owler fights $250,000 medical degrees

AMA President Associate Professor Brian Owler will fight against what he describes as $250,000 medical degrees when he appears at a higher education summit in Melbourne next week.    

Dr Owler will be part of a panel discussion talking about the implications of university fee deregulation and its impact on medical students, who could be saddled with a debt of $250,000 plus interest.

He says the government’s refusal to budge on its fee deregulation agenda will deter people from low socioeconomic backgrounds from studying