Rural clinical school outcomes: what is success and how long do we wait for it?

William R Adam, Julian R Wright and Geoffrey J McColl
Med J Aust 2014; 201 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/mja14.01111
Published online: 17 November 2014

In reply: Garne and colleagues raise the important matter of whether the current quota of rural students in medical schools (25%) should be increased, given the positive impact of rural background on future rural practice. We agree that this warrants serious consideration, but suggest that there should not only be an increased national quota for rural students but also consideration of the distribution of these students between different medical schools.

  • William R Adam1
  • Julian R Wright1
  • Geoffrey J McColl2

  • 1 Rural Health Academic Centre, University of Melbourne, Shepparton, VIC.
  • 2 Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.


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