Table of contents

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  • Contents
  • Abbreviations
  • List of Tables and List of Figures
  • Membership of the Australian Medical Workforce Advisory Committee
  • Preface
  • Executive Summary
  • 1 Introduction
    • Medical student characteristics
    • Definitions
    • Methodology
    • Structure of the Report
  • 2 The Impact of Doctor Characteristics on Workforce Structure
    • Age
    • Gender
    • Home background
    • Socio-economic status
    • Country of birth
    • Personal preferences
  • 3 Characteristics of the Australian Medical Workforce
    • Number of medical practitioners
    • Age
    • Gender
    • Home background: rural
    • Home background: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
    • Country of birth
    • Summary of the characteristics of the Australian medical workforce
  • 4 Medical Student Characteristics: 1989 to 1997
    • Course commencements and completions
    • Admission status, 1997
    • Age
    • Gender
    • Gender and country of birth
    • Rural background
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background
    • Socio-economic background
    • Country of birth
    • Summary of medical student characteristics and trends
  • 5 University Medical School Policies and Strategies: 1997 and Beyond
    • Admission policies and criteria - graduate entry medical schools
    • Admission policies and criteria - undergraduate entry medical schools
    • Expected policy changes - graduate entry medical schools
    • Expected policy changes - undergraduate entry medical schools
    • Strategies to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student participation in medical schools - graduate entry medical schools
    • Strategies to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student participation in medical schools - undergraduate entry medical schools
    • Strategies to improve rural student participation - graduate entry medical schools
    • Strategies to improve rural student participation - undergraduate entry medical schools
    • Summary of medical school policies and strategies: 1997 and beyond
  • 6 The Likely Impact of Trends in Medical Student Characteristics on the Australian Medical Workforce
    • Age and gender
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation
    • Rural background student participation
    • Country of birth
    • Conclusions
  • 7 References
  • Appendix
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Statistical Profile of Australian Resident Undergraduate Medical Students