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$8M windfall to boost internship program

MEDICAL Deans says an extra $8 million of federal funding, announced on the weekend by Health Minister Tanya Plibersek, will help resolve internship shortages and keep doctors in the bush.

Internships found

The current impasse regarding internships for international students in 2013 received a welcome boost last week with the announcement of 116 new intern posts in WA, ACT, NT and Queensland.

Intern Crisis

The Federal Government announced on 26 September a strategy to address the shortfall of medical intern positions in 2013.