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Determinants of rural practice: positive interaction between rural background and rural undergraduate training

Mark H Arnold
Med J Aust 2015; 202 (9): 477. || doi: 10.5694/mja15.00094
Published online: 18 May 2015

To the Editor: The rural clinical school (RCS) initiative is acknowledged as a successful policy response to the rural–urban medical workforce imbalance.1 Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan and colleagues' article regarding the location of practice of Commonwealth-supported alumni from the University of Queensland Rural Clinical School (UQRCS) concludes that there appears to be a compounding effect of RCS experience on a background of “rurality”, when compared with metropolitan students undertaking similar rural placements.2

  • Mark H Arnold

  • University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: mark.arnold@sydney.edu.au

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