Adding flexibility to physician training

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Abstract

Demographic changes among junior doctors are driving demand for increased flexibility in advanced physician training, but flexible training posts are lacking. Suitable flexible training models include flexible full-time, job-share and part-time positions. Major barriers to establishing flexible training positions include difficulty in finding job-share partners, lack of funding for creating supernumerary positions, and concern over equivalence of educational quality compared with full-time training. Pilot flexible training positions should be introduced across the medical specialties and educational outcomes examined prospectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)460-462
Number of pages3
JournalThe Medical Journal of Australia
Volume194
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2011
Externally publishedYes

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