Journal article

Pre-Outplacement Perceptions of Dental Students Regarding Rural Oral Health Practice and Associated Factors

Menaka Abuzar, Felicity Crombie, Karin Bishara, Annesley Bryan, Kenneth Chan, Brendan Chang, Denise Chang, Wei-I Elizabeth Cheng, Ryan Chu

DENTISTRY JOURNAL | MDPI | Published : 2020


Rural outplacement programs have been offered by Australian universities to encourage dental students to consider rural careers. The dental curricula should be designed to provide graduates with a good understanding of oral health issues that rural oral health care workers face. Pre-outplacement perceptions of dental students on rural practice are considered imperative to review and update the outplacement programs; however, they have not been investigated in detail. An online, anonymous, voluntary survey was conducted among the first-year dental students. The responses were solicited on the level of awareness and understanding of rural oral health, intention to practice in rural locations a..

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