Time to end the drought in the bush

Mathew Coleman, Denese Playford

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Objective: This paper outlines the current psychiatry workforce shortages experienced by rural and remote communities in Australia and argues that postgraduate training in psychiatry may play a role in rectifying these healthcare access inequities.
Conclusion: Funding for postgraduate medical specialist training in Australia is undergoing a shift away from solely metropolitan-centric training schemes, based on substantial evidence over the past two decades in undergraduate medical training. Psychiatry is well placed to lead the development of dedicated postgraduate rural training path- ways to enhance recruitment and retention of an urgently required rural and remote psychiatry workforce.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-368
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Psychiatry: bulletin of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Issue number4
Early online date10 Jun 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019


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