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2019 Federal Election: Medical Student Issues

18 Apr 2019

As the federal election approaches, the Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) has engaged with members to identify key issues affecting medical students and the health workforce as a whole. AMSA has formed key recommendations for the upcoming election which provides insight into issues which affect medical students and their future patients. This includes broader public health problems such as climate change and its effects on health, and harm minimisation programs for illicit substance use.

Key Medical Student Recommendations for the 2019 Federal Election: 

  • To improve medical student mental health and wellbeing

  • To prevent increases in student numbers and the establishment of new medical schools

  • To further action on sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination in medicine

  • To guarantee the availability of quality internships to all Australian medical graduates

  • To increase intake onto specialty training programs to align with workforce demand, with a particular focus on expanding vocation training in regional and rural areas

  • To improve the health of Australia’s Indigenous people (including recruitment and support of Indigenous medical students)

  • To improve overall preparedness and ability of the healthcare sector in response to climate change, particularly to respond to extreme weather events and climate threats

  • To develop and improve harm minimisation programs in illicit substance use

 Click here to read AMSA's 2019 Federal Election: Medical Student Issues.


Published: 18 Apr 2019