Journal article

Rural training and the state of rural health services: effect of rural background on the perception and attitude of first-year medical students at the university of melbourne.

SA Azer, D Simmons, SL Elliott

Australian Journal of Rural Health | Published : 2001


The aim of this project is to investigate the relationship between medical students' background and their perception of the state of rural health services; willingness to undertake internship training or work as a doctor in a rural hospital; expected benefits and disadvantages of training or working as a doctor in a rural hospital; and factors interfering with acceptance of a job as a doctor in rural areas. A questionnaire-based survey was distributed to 100 first-year medical students attending the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne at the end of semester 1. The response rate was 97%, including 44 males and 53 females. A strong relationship was f..

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