Adding more schools is simply poor policy
We have a well-established and widely respected medical student training infrastructure that has served us well for a long time.
Across Australia all 20 medical schools have now established a broad network of clinical training sites that span rural, outer and urban hospitals, general practices and other community health services.
There are now a number of significant challenges facing medical student training. Until these challenges are resolved it is illogical and inappropriate to consider establishing new medical schools.
Medical schools have been expanding their student numbers since 2000, doubling