5 takeaways from the budget for junior doctors

THE Medicare rebate freeze extension may be grabbing the headlines, but the budget also had some big news for medical students and doctors-in-training.

Here’s a quick summary:

Renewed funding for the Commonwealth Medical Internships initiative

The move provides $10 million per year for up to 100 medical internships for graduating international students with a focus on jobs in rural areas and in private hospitals. The program was a 2013 election commitment from the incoming federal government but there were