Journal article

Loss of income and levels of scholarship support for students on rural clinical placements: A survey of medical, nursing and allied health students

Deborah Schofield, Sheila Keane, Susan Fletcher, Rupendra Shrestha, Richard Percival

Australian Journal of Rural Health | WILEY | Published : 2009

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To quantify the financial impact of rural clinical placements on medical, nursing and allied health students in rural Australia. DESIGN: The Careers in Health Tracking Survey provided data on whether students were employed, usual weekly hours of employment and a range of covariates, such as age, sex, course of study, marital status, dependents and rural or urban origin. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 121 students from a range of health professions completed the Careers in Health Tracking Survey while on rural placement at the Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health. OUTCOME MEASURES: Survey data. RESULTS: Forty-one per cent of respondents were working immediately before th..

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