Local graduates may miss out on internships

THE AMA is accusing the South Australian government of reneging on commitments to guarantee medical internships for domestic graduates amid an imminent squeeze on training places.

AMA president Professor Brian Owler says the Commonwealth granted the states and territories extra medical school places in 2006 on condition they guaranteed to provide intern training places for Commonwealth-funded domestic medical graduates.

“With the other states and territories struggling to provide enough intern places, there is no guarantee that South Australian graduates will be able to