Funding dispute threatens health care

The current situation has highlighted the lack of an explicit national policy regarding the employment of former international medical students (IMGs) and raises serious questions about the willingness of Australian governments to achieve self-sufficiency in its medical workforce.

Approximately 180 international full fee-paying students look like they will be unable to secure a graduate position in 2013, rendering them ineligible to achieve general registration and complete their training in Australia.

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