The Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) longitudinal survey of doctors has, since 2008, sought to understand the work experiences of Australian doctors. While GP registrars have been regular participants, little has been published on their workload, productivity or degree of work related stress. This opportunity to explore key issues of relevance to GP registrars would be an ideal way to build skills in statistical analysis and uncover some intriguing insights into the 1500 doctors working each year in the GP training program. The project could be expanded to gain a greater understanding of the pressures experienced and the perspectives of those embarking on a primary care career in Australia.
statistics, general practice, primary care, health workforce, health services research.
School of Primary and Allied Health Care » General Practice
Notting Hill Campus
Anthony Scott, University of Melbourne