Journal article

Medical students in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services: identifying the factors involved in successful placements for staff and students

N Wilson, S Ewen, O Mazel

Australian Medical Student Journal | AMSJ | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background: To identify the facilitators and barriers to positive medical student placements at Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs). Materials and Methods: A total of 15 focused interviews were conducted with medical students from Victorian universities and staff from two Victorian ACCHSs. Staff and students were asked about their expectations of students’ placements; the learning outcomes for students; the structural elements that have an influence on student placements; and the overall benefits and challenges of placements within these settings. This data was then thematically analysed. Results: The study found that student placements in ACCHSs were of benefit to both ..

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