Time running out for medical graduates

The Federal Government is still waiting to hear from medical students without an internship for 2013, as the time left to allocate extra places runs out.

Four states — Queensland, WA, the ACT and the NT — signed agreements with the government earlier this month that will create 116 new internships for next year, in a last-ditch scramble to find places for all graduating medical students.

The positions have not yet been allocated, with some also yet to be accredited.

The government