After a rigorous selection process, Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand have appointed Ms Helen Craig to the position of CEO of Medical Deans.
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.
Medical Deans is very worried about the impact of any proposed new medical school could have on the medical training system.
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.
For several years, the medical profession has been sounding the warning bell about shortages of doctors.
The Federal Government announced on 26 September a strategy to address the shortfall of medical intern positions in 2013.