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dc.contributor.authorJones, GI
dc.contributor.authorAlford, KA
dc.contributor.authorRussell, UJ
dc.contributor.authorSimmons, D
dc.identifierpii: 523
dc.identifier.citationJones, G. I., Alford, K. A., Russell, U. J. & Simmons, D. (2003). Removing the roadblocks to medical and health student training in rural hospitals in Victoria.. Aust J Rural Health, 11 (5), pp.218-223.
dc.descriptionC1 - Journal Articles Refereed
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To assess the extent of undergraduate health student placements in regional hospitals in northern Victoria in 1999, prior to substantial changes in rural undergraduate medical education in Australia. METHOD: Cross sectional postal survey with telephone follow-up in north-east Victoria. Subjects were all 17 regional and rural hospitals involved in health student teaching in North-east Victoria. Main outcome measures were the numbers, duration and discipline of health students placements and reported barriers to such placements. RESULTS: Large regional hospitals accounted for two-thirds of all undergraduate health student placements. Smaller sites placed few allied health students. Barriers to a larger, more sustainable system of rural placements and rotations included accommodation shortages and funding constraints, particularly in smaller rural hospitals. CONCLUSIONS: Adequate resourcing of placements of a meaningful duration, stronger institutional support, and improved resourcing of regional accommodation is required to facilitate a larger, more systematic and sustainable system of medical and health student placements in rural areas.
dc.subjectPrimary Health Care; Educational Policy
dc.subjectAdministration and Management; Rural Health
dc.titleRemoving the roadblocks to medical and health student training in rural hospitals in Victoria.
dc.typeJournal Article
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentRural Health
melbourne.source.titleAustralian Journal of Rural Health
melbourne.contributor.authorRussell, Ursula
melbourne.contributor.authorSimmons, David
melbourne.contributor.authorJones, Graeme
melbourne.contributor.authorAlford, Katrina
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