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Coping with increasing numbers of medical students in rural clinical schools: options and opportunities

Debra F Nestel, Robyn A Hill, George T Somers and Christopher A Browne
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (2): 101.
Published online: 19 January 2009

To the Editor: The article by Eley and colleagues clearly articulates challenges and solutions for providing quality undergraduate medical education in rural locations.1 Simulation-based education (SBE) also helps meet the challenge of providing quality rural medical education. Simulation is an ethical means of supporting the development of technical and non-technical skills relevant for safe and competent clinical practice. SBE can be used creatively to prepare, supplement and enhance rural clinical placements.

  • Debra F Nestel
  • Robyn A Hill
  • George T Somers
  • Christopher A Browne

  • Gippsland Medical School, Monash University, Churchill, VIC.


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