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How does Australia train its psychiatrists?

  • Joe Stratford (a1)
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Currently there are about 2000 practising consultant psychiatrists in Australia, 80% of whom are in private practice. In terms of training there are close to 700 trainees (registrars) with approximately 100 qualifying each year (Henderson, 2000). Training takes place all over the country but, as with many other aspects of Australian life, is largely confined to a small number of larger cities dotted around the coast of the mainland.

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Henderson, S. (2000) Focus on psychiatry in Australia. British Journal of Psychiatry, 176, 97101.
RANZCP (2000) Training and Examination By Laws for Fellowship and Advanced Training. Melbourne: RANZCP.
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How does Australia train its psychiatrists?

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