National Medical Training Advisory Network (NMTAN) was established in February 2014 following the agreement of Health Ministers in November 2012 to develop a nationally consistent approach to improve medical training. It provides advice to Health Ministers on issues relating to the planning, distribution and coordination of medical training and medical training plans across the medical training pipeline from university through to vocational training. NMTAN consists of representatives of national medical accreditation and registration agencies, medical associations, medical schools, rural health organisations, medical student bodies, the specialist colleges, states and territories, the private sector and the Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association. The Committee has three subcommittees with a focus on policy development for: - capacity for and distribution of the vocational training in medical specialties; - changing clinical work with projected changing burden of disease to enable workforce modelling; and - employment patterns and intentions of prevocational doctors to better inform career planning for junior doctors. NMTAN is also responsible for producing an annual report on medical education and training, supported by a data subcommittee.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    Committee, Council, Board, Forum

  • Established By/Under More info

    Standing Council on Health (SCOH) under the former Health Workforce Australia (HWA)

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

    10 August 2012

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