The Report identified that the increase in the number of medical student places and the establishment of new medical schools has added a level of complexity in ensuring that the quality and quantity of placements available is adequate. This review has provided additional consideration as to the situation in four specialty areas – General Practice, Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry.
Medical Deans produces a range of reports based on its projects and on matters of significance to medical education and medical students.
The conference was the first of its kind in Australia to focus attention on undergraduate medical education as an integral part of the education/training/practice continuum. These proceedings summarise the presentations and discussions from the conference, and provide the background rationale to the final recommendations.
This report documents existing Indigenous health curriculum content in Australian medical schools, and also discusses the key contextual issues and implications in delivering quality Indigenous health content.