$2000 doesn’t cover one fifth of my expenses
Capping the tax-deductible CPD costs at $2000 will discourage doctors from attending courses and conferences to keep them up to date, hence resulting in poorer healthcare for Australians and lower morale in the medical profession.
This could also lead to the resignation of doctors, especially those in rural areas where medical care is most needed, as the costs to maintain rural procedural skills are particularly high.
The following is a list of approximate costs for one year during my GP training:
- RACGP membership $345