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Will Australian rural clinical schools be an effective workforce strategy? Early indications of their positive effect on intern choice and rural career interest

Louise Rice, Marie-Louise Stokes, Mark A Brown, Kirsten A Campbell and Cassandra Smith
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (6): 346-347.
Published online: 15 September 2008

To the Editor: In the 4 February issue of the Journal, Playford and colleagues highlighted that clinical schools are encouraging interns and postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) trainees to complete some training in rural locations,1 a good strategy considering the link between living in a rural area and working there later.2

  • Louise Rice1
  • Marie-Louise Stokes1
  • Mark A Brown1,2
  • Kirsten A Campbell1
  • Cassandra Smith1

  • 1 Institute of Medical Education and Training, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.


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