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Opting for rural practice: the influence of medical student origin, intention and immersion experience.

Authors
  • Playford, Denese1
  • Ngo, Hanh2
  • Gupta, Surabhi2
  • Puddey, Ian B3
  • 1 The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA [email protected] , (Australia)
  • 2 The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA. , (Australia)
  • 3 University of Western Australia, Perth, WA. , (Australia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Medical Journal of Australia
Publisher
Australasian Medical Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd.
Publication Date
Aug 21, 2017
Volume
207
Issue
4
Pages
154–158
Identifiers
PMID: 28814216
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

For students who entered medical school with the intention to later work in a rural location, RCS experience was the deciding factor for realising this intention. Background, intent and RCS participation should all be considered if medical schools are to increase the proportion of graduates working rurally.

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