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Specialist training program (STP)
The Specialist training program (STP) provides support to enable medical specialist trainees to rotate through an expanded range of settings beyond traditional public teaching hospitals. The aims and objectives of this program are to:
- increase the capacity of the health workforce to train specialists
- better train specialists with education that matches the nature of demand and reflects the way health services are delivered
- develop networked specialist training arrangements, which are:
- an integrated series of accredited training sites focusing on providing health care, through which trainees may rotate in the pursuit of specialist qualification
- based on health service delivery requirements of a region, with the education potential of training sites being matched to the health service delivery potential inherent in increased availability of a specialist trainee workforce.
STP provides a salary contribution of $100,000 p.a. for organisations training specialist medical trainees in non-traditional settings. Priority will be given to posts drawn from the private health sector, regional, rural and remote areas, and non-hospital settings including aged care, community health and Aboriginal Medical Services.
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