Do rurally focussed dental programs produce regional and rural dentists? An exploratory cross‐sectional survey examining Australian dental graduates of 2015

Tchia, Kaejenn, Lim, Lisa, See, Nadia, Parikh, Shaiel, Croker, Felicity, and Woolley, Torres (2019) Do rurally focussed dental programs produce regional and rural dentists? An exploratory cross‐sectional survey examining Australian dental graduates of 2015. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 27 (6). pp. 574-576.

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Abstract

[extract] The Australian dental workforce has increased significantly over the past decade; however, severe geographical maldistribution currently disadvantages those living in rural areas. Thus, recruiting and retaining dentists is a critical challenge for rural community health services.

To strategically address the rural Australian workforce deficit with an educational intervention, three rurally focussed dental schools have been established since 2007, each with curricula providing students with additional education and training experiences informed by health delivery discrepancies between metropolitan and rural communities. However, while these new rurally focused dental schools have been operating for almost a decade, little has been done to investigate whether they are actually producing more rural dentists than their metropolitan counterparts.

This study investigates the practice location of Australian dental graduates who completed their degrees from three rurally focussed and three metropolitan dental programs in 2015.

Item ID: 60747
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1440-1584
Copyright Information: © 2019 National Rural Health Alliance Inc.
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2020 03:00
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum @ 100%
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