Position Statement - Fostering Generalism in the Medical Workforce 2019

15 Mar 2019

Generalist medical practitioners play a vital role in the health system as clinicians, teachers and researchers in all settings, from tertiary public hospitals to remote practices, yet the trend towards sub-specialisation has continued, and fewer medical graduates are choosing a generalist career path.

The Fostering Generalism in the Medical Workforce position statement highlights the importance of rebuilding the generalist workforce in Australia and recommends better training programs and career pathways, and greater recognition and support for the important work provided by generalists across the health system.