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Vocational career paths of graduate entry medical students at Flinders University: a comparison of rural, remote and tertiary tracks

Paul Worley, Anne Martin, David Prideaux, Richard Woodman, Elizabeth Worley and Michael Lowe
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (3): 177-178.
  • Paul Worley1
  • Anne Martin1
  • David Prideaux1
  • Richard Woodman1
  • Elizabeth Worley2
  • Michael Lowe3

  • 1 School of Medicine, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA.
  • 2 Healthcare and Education Innovations Pty Ltd, Adelaide, SA.
  • 3 Northern Territory Clinical School, School of Medicine, Flinders University, Darwin, NT.


Acknowledgements: 

The PRCC is supported by funding from the Australian Government’s Rural Clinical Schools program. The NTCS is supported by funding from the Northern Territory Government.

Competing interests:

None identified.

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