Education for rural practice in rural practice

Strasser, Roger, Couper, Ian, Wynn-Jones, John, Rourke, James, Chater, A. Bruce and Reid, Teve (2016) Education for rural practice in rural practice. Education for Primary Care, 27 1: 10-14. doi:10.1080/14739879.2015.1128684

Author Strasser, Roger
Couper, Ian
Wynn-Jones, John
Rourke, James
Chater, A. Bruce
Reid, Teve
Title Education for rural practice in rural practice
Journal name Education for Primary Care   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1473-9879
Publication date 2016-01-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14739879.2015.1128684
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 27
Issue 1
Start page 10
End page 14
Total pages 5
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Formatted abstract
Despite the substantial differences between developing and developed countries, access is the major rural health issue. Studies in many countries have shown that the three factors most strongly associated with entering rural practice are: (1) a rural upbringing; (2) positive clinical and educational experiences in rural settings as part of undergraduate medical education; (3) targeted training for rural practice at the postgraduate level. This paper presents examples of successful rural primary care-based education in different parts of the world, then introduces the Wonca Rural Medical Education Guidebook which was launched at the 2014 Wonca Rural Health World Conference and concludes with a brief report of the 2015 conference held in Dubrovnik Croatia.
Keyword Medical education
Primary care
Rural practice
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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