Medical and health students and trainees

Students can choose from a wide range of healthcare careers. Read about how our policies, strategies and programs support medical and health students and trainees through their study pathways, to help create a highly-skilled health workforce for the future.

What we're doing

Find out how we support medical and health students and trainees in Australia.

Nurses and midwives

About nursing and midwifery, and how we support this workforce.

Indigenous workforce

Jobs and scholarships to support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

General practice training

Read about the Australian General Practice Training Program.

For international medical graduates

DoctorConnect helps international medical graduates understand the steps required to work as a doctor in Australia, where they can work and restrictions on billing patients under Medicare.



of medical students in universities in 2019 were Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander


of medical students who started studying in 2019 were female


doctors attained fellowship in 2018

Source: MET data collection

Data about medical and health students and trainees

The Medical Education and Training Dataset reports the annual changes in medical education and training in Australia. 

View the data