Developing a rural workforce through medical education: lessons from down under
Eley, Diann, Young, Louise, Baker, Peter, and Wilkinson, David (2008) Developing a rural workforce through medical education: lessons from down under. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 20 (1). pp. 53-61.
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Background: Rural Clinical Schools in Australia are a government initiative to help address the rural workforce shortage at the medical school level. This article reports on the approaches and outcomes from one Rural Clinical School.
Description: The program is underpinned by an 8-week rural rotation for all 3rd-year students and a yearlong program of core clinical rotations for 25% of the Year 3 cohort. Aspects of experiential, situated, service, and self-directed learning along with interprofessional study are integrated to provide unique rural-focused learning opportunities.
Evaluation: Compared to their urban counterparts, rural students see more patients, perform a greater number of procedures, and achieve as well in exam results.
Conclusions: Early indications suggest that our program is attracting more Year 3 students to explore the rural pathway as an option to a future career. The program demonstrates that rural students achieve as well as their urban counterparts.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|FoR Codes:||13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment @ 50%|
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health @ 50%
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