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Medical Deans contributes in a variety of ways to the national health policy agenda, particularly in the areas of professional entry-level medical education and training and medical research.  Written submissions are an important feature of that contribution.

Submission to the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA)

Medical Deans forwarded a submission to the IHPA in their development of a Pricing Framework to support ABF and EP for Australian public hospitals. Medical Deans made key points in respect to the Teaching, Training and Research component of pricing hospital activity as well as responded in greater detail to the specific consultation questions asked by IHPA.

Submission to the Australian Government’s Base Funding Review of Higher Education

The submission is strongly evidence-based and draws on a number of contemporary information sources to support the submission’s claims. There are two specific issues pertaining to medical education – the strong reliance of medical education on work integrated learning (or clinical placements as they are known in medicine) and the complexity of funding arrangements across two sectors: higher education and health. Both matters and their impact on base funding are dealt with in detail in the document.