Funding for training extended

The Australian government has extended Specialist Training Program (STP) funding for training in settings beyond traditional public teaching hospitals.
 
The announcement means that ongoing funding for STP and Training More Specialist Doctors in Tasmania (TMSDT) managed by ANZCA will again be funded in 2017.
 
TMSDT differs slightly from standard STP funding as it also funds supervisors of training, co-ordinators of training and a program support officer.
 
The funding flows to the employer to support the salary of the trainee or international medical graduate specialist (IMGS) occupying the post. There are also loadings for remote area applicants and additional allowances for supervision in private settings.
 
ANZCA currently manages a total of 58 STP training posts – 36 in anaesthesia, five in pain medicine and 17 in intensive care (on behalf of the College of Intensive Care Medicine). ANZCA has administered STP posts since 2011.
 
More information about STP can be found here.

If you would like more information about the program generally, please contact STP Manager, Ellen Pascoe, on +61 3 9510 6299 or via stp@anzca.edu.au.
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