Gaps in practice

January/February 2011


Building an academic workforce with GPs

Volume 40, No.1, January/February 2011 Pages 7-7

Russell Pearson

Elizabeth Farmer

Andrew Bonney

The University of Wollongong Graduate School of Medicine (UWGSM) opened in 2007. This is one of a new wave of medical schools to enable the more than doubling of the number of medical students graduating in the period from 2006–2014.1 However, this rapid expansion has exposed a relative paucity of experienced medical academics and the regional medical schools especially have found difficulty immediately attracting a full complement of academic staff. These schools have therefore sought to recruit locally and train staff who vary widely in previous experience in teaching.

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