Young docs plead: govts, work together

Australia faces its first year where some medical graduates miss out on internships – effectively leaving them unable to become doctors in Australia – because there are not enough funded intern places.

The federal government has said it would commit $10 million to fund some new places if the states put up the rest of the cost, expected to be about $8 million in total. But so far the Commonwealth and the states have failed to reach an agreement.

Earlier this month about 200 medical students protested in central Sydney by dressing in scrubs and