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Barriers to student access to patients in a group of teaching hospitals

Sarah J Abrahamson
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (7): 406-407.
Published online: 2 October 2006

To the Editor: I note with interest Australian medical students’ difficulties in gaining access to patients, as documented by several authors in recent months.1-3 There is an alternative explanation for this paucity of access, and that is the culture in Australian teaching hospitals.

  • Sarah J Abrahamson

  • Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon, and Queen Elizabeth Centre, Ballarat, VIC.

Correspondence: sjabrahamson@yahoo.com

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