Rural origin plus a rural clinical school placement is a significant predictor of medical students' intentions to practice rurally: a multi-university study.

@article{Walker2012RuralOP,
  title={Rural origin plus a rural clinical school placement is a significant predictor of medical students' intentions to practice rurally: a multi-university study.},
  author={Judith H Walker and Dawn E Dewitt and Julie F. Pallant and Christine Cunningham},
  journal={Rural and remote health},
  year={2012},
  volume={12},
  pages={1908}
}
INTRODUCTION Health workforce shortages are a major problem in rural areas. Australian medical schools have implemented a number of rural education and training interventions aimed at increasing medical graduates' willingness to work in rural areas. These initiatives include recruiting students from rural backgrounds, delivering training in rural areas, and providing all students with some rural exposure during their medical training. However there is little evidence regarding the impact of… CONTINUE READING