RACGP wants Medicare rebates for GPs teaching students and registrars

Teaching means financial losses under the current system, says college president Dr Nicole Higgins.
Sarah Simpkins
Dr Nicole Higgins.

Medicare rebates for GPs to teach medical students and registrars will bolster training and ultimately boost the GP workforce, says the RACGP.

The workforce crisis has put a spotlight on how medical students are introduced to general practice, with medical deans criticising the so-called ‘hidden curriculum’: hospital-based training that talks down general practice.