Eley, Diann and Young, Louise and Baker, Peter and Wilkinson, David (2008) Developing a rural workforce through innovative medical education: it's different Down Under. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 20 (1). pp. 53-61. ISSN 1040-1334
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10401330701542677
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/10401330701542677
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 (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)|
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||rural; workforce; medical education; clinical schools; innovative; innovations; Australia|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified|
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion|
|Deposited On:||15 Feb 2010 22:39|
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