Is Australia Facing A Critical Excess In Doctors?

If you’ve ever had to sit in a doctors waiting room for a very long hour, you may be inclined to think that Australia has a shortage of doctors.  As recent statistics reveal, that’s not actually the case, Australia in fact has more qualified doctors than ever. So why are our regional towns still lacking qualified medical practitioners? 2SER’s Tess Connery had a chat with Richard Murray, the Dean of Medicine & Dentistry at James Cook University and President of Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand, to unpack this one a little further.

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