Crisis in general practice feared with deregulated uni fees

In a letter to Education Minister Christopher Pyne, AMA president Associate Professor Brian Owler said medical students could face debts of more than a quarter of a million dollars each by the time they graduate. 

"With high demand for places, there is no reason to think that competition will keep fees under control," Professor Owler said.

"If [planned] fee structures were to be adopted for domestic students, this would leave a medical student with a debt of over $259,000 plus interest once they have completed both [medical]