New med school: different countries, same arguments

Nothing in nature is redder in tooth and claw than the conflict between universities that want a med school and those that have them 

After years of arguments about the Charles Sturt and La Trobe universities proposal for a joint medical school things are quiet, for now in Aus (although CQU does want one, CMM March 22 2019). But not over the ditch. Waikato U would like the country’s third medical school, to address the rural and regional shortage of medicos. The University of Auckland which has a med school (U Otago has the other) says the way to address any shortages is to expand existing programmes. Just like it did the last time the idea was floated.  Just like arguments here.