Developing a rural workforce through innovative medical education: it's different Down Under

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Eley, Diann, Young, Louise, Baker, Peter and Wilkinson, David. 2008. "Developing a rural workforce through innovative medical education: it's different Down Under." Teaching and Learning in Medicine: an international journal. 20 (1), pp. 53-61. https://doi.org/10.1080/10401330701542677
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Developing a rural workforce through innovative medical education: it's different Down Under

ERA Journal ID35711
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsEley, Diann (Author), Young, Louise (Author), Baker, Peter (Author) and Wilkinson, David (Author)
Journal TitleTeaching and Learning in Medicine: an international journal
Journal Citation20 (1), pp. 53-61
Number of Pages9
Year2008
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISSN1040-1334
1532-8015
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/10401330701542677
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10401330701542677
Abstract

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.

Keywordsrural; workforce; medical education; clinical schools; innovative; innovations; Australia
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020429999. Other health sciences not elsewhere classified
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