More medical students will not equal more GPs: AMA (WA)

More medical students will not equal more GPs: AMA (WA)


Wednesday 12 February 2014

The number of general practitioners in Western Australia will NOT be boosted by an increase in the number of medical students, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   Criticising a recently released “independent” report into medical education in the …


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Preparing kids for school? Don’t forget health


Thursday 30 January 2014

The start of a new school year is the perfect time for children to receive a health check-up, including keeping their immunisation schedule up-to-date, AMA (WA) President Dr Richard Choong said.   “Schools are petri-dishes for disease, particularly flu, and …


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Medical students criticise plans for third med school in 2016


Wednesday 29 January 2014

The Western Australian Medical Students’ Society (WAMSS) and the Medical Students’ Association of Notre Dame (MSAND) today expressed serious concerns over plans by Curtin University to open a third medical school in WA in 2016.   “We are extremely concerned …


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AMA (WA) backs calls for National Summit on Drug and Alcohol Misuse


Thursday 23 January 2014

The AMA (WA) has backed calls for the Federal Government to convene a National Summit in order to combat drug and alcohol misuse in Australia.   AMA (WA) President Dr Richard Choong said today that violence due to the misuse …


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Government needs to act urgently on alcohol: AMA (WA)


Tuesday 14 January 2014

The State Government should implement the key recommendations of the review of the Liquor Control Act without delay, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   “The recommendations made by the reviewers are eminently sensible and would be a huge …


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