New script for GP study

Uni Sydney establishes a new clinical school, “to enhance general practice as a preferred career choice”

Which is well-timed indeed. Health Minister Mark Butler warns 14 per cent of medical graduates become GPs. “Ten years down the track, if we don’t turn that around, we will be in all sorts of difficulty,” he says

The new college, “is on par with the university’s hospital-based clinical schools spread throughout metropolitan and rural NSW.”

Cynics suggest that as well as meeting medical needs the new college positions Uni Sydney as a champion of general practice, which will be useful next time the med school wants something from government.

But what can you expect from cynics?