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Choosing a career in rural practice Queensland


Hays, RB and Nichols, A and Wise, A and Adkins, P and Craig, M and Mahoney, M, Choosing a career in rural practice Queensland, Australian Journal of Rural Health, 3, (4) pp. 171-174. ISSN 1038-5282 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2008 Australian Journal of Rural Health

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1440-1584


As part of a broader investigation into the training needs of rural doctors, the reasoning behind decisions of graduates to enter rural practice in North Queensland was explored. North Queensland is a growing and diverse region that is home to 500 000 people but has had no local production of medical graduates. While prior rural exposure was found to be a powerful influence on the decision of some, a small number of those interviewed entered rural practice almost by chance, liked it and stayed. Should this finding be confirmed in more formal investigation, workforce planners would need to continue initiatives to recruit graduates who have no prior connection to rural life.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health policy evaluation
UTAS Author:Hays, RB (Professor Richard Hays)
ID Code:95058
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2014-09-23
Last Modified:2015-02-10

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