Why we should teach undergraduate medical students in rural communities.

  title={Why we should teach undergraduate medical students in rural communities.},
  author={Paul S Worley and David Prideaux and Roger P Strasser and Chris A. Silagy and Judy Magarey},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={172 12},
In the eyes of many, the critical shortage of doctors in rural areas is the only reason for providing rural experiences for medical students. This article reviews the body of evidence supporting rural placements as a long-term medical workforce strategy and additional evidence regarding the apparent educational benefits of such placements. By enabling medical students to learn for significant periods of time in rural communities, it is now possible for universities to address the medical… CONTINUE READING

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