Promoting rural practice through student selection

Sen Gupta, Tarun K., and Young, Louise (2014) Promoting rural practice through student selection. In: Chater, Alan Bruce, Rourke, Jim, Strasser, Roger, Couper, Ian, and Reid, Steve, (eds.) WONCA Rural Medical Education Guidebook. WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 1-16.

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[Extract] Selection of students into medical school is generally regarded as the single most important variable predicting graduate doctors’ future rural practice. A variety of recruitment strategies have been identified regarding selection into medical school – but as selection is just one variable in the continuum of recruitment and retention, it is therefore best regarded as part of an overall rural strategy. This chapter will describe a number of factors associated with rural practice which are relevant to selection processes – a range of which will be described with some comments on how these can be adapted to improve rural access. A case study from one rurally-oriented medical school, James Cook University in North Queensland, Australia will be discussed. Finally, the concept of the rural pipeline will be further explored. The principles described in this paper may be useful for those choosing to develop rurally-oriented medical programmes, or pathways for a smaller cohort.

Item ID: 33996
Item Type: Book Chapter (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 978-0-9952419-0-9
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2017 04:27
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health @ 100%
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