Published Articles

Rural practices continue to lose out

IMGs and registrars tend to move back to the city after completing their training
16 December 2015

Government blamed for exacerbating rural woes

Rural practices and medical graduates need clarity around rurally based GP training, says RDAA president
17 November 2014

Bush docs best stick to basics with chest pain

Bush doctors can dispense with biomarker tests and rely on their clinical skills and an abnormal ECG to diagnose coronary disease, a study from Far North Queensland has shown.
24 March 2014

Urgent fix needed for flawed classification system

The controversial geographically-based classification system is continuing to hamper the efforts of rural communities to recruit and retain much-needed GPs, doctors groups warn.
20 February 2014

WA health system unwell

Western Australia will soon experience a crippling crisis within the healthcare system unless the chronic doctor shortage is addressed, a new report shows.
14 February 2014

Med students reject proposal for new school

WA medical students have branded their state government “myopic” after it was announced that a third medical school is scheduled to open in WA in 2016.
03 February 2014

The appalling state of indigenous ear health

He has been called a ‘trailblazer’ in the world of medicine, but Australia’s first indigenous surgeon says he is simply giving back his community. Kelvin Kong speaks to 6minutes about his work.
18 January 2014