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dc.contributor.authorAbuzar, M
dc.contributor.authorCrombie, F
dc.contributor.authorBishara, K
dc.contributor.authorBryan, A
dc.contributor.authorChan, K
dc.contributor.authorChang, B
dc.contributor.authorChang, D
dc.contributor.authorCheng, WI
dc.contributor.authorChu, R
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-18T04:57:36Z
dc.date.available2020-05-18T04:57:36Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn2304-6767
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/dj8010022
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/393946
dc.description.abstractRural outplacement programs have been o_ered 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 and factors informing the appeal of rural dental practice. The mean of a seven-point Likert scale revealed that most students had some level of perceived knowledge and awareness of rural communities and oral health. Students with rural affiliation were more likely to have the intent to practise rurally after graduation (p = 0.001). For short-term rural practice, students overall expressed positive intention. Greater job opportunities were the main motivating factor, while the distance from family and friends was the main deterring factor for practising rurally. Rural affiliation influences the intent to practise rurally on graduation. The pre-outplacement perceptions, in this study, are comparable with post-outplacement observations reported in the literature.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom22:1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto22:8
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalDentistry Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDentistry
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1105
dc.subject.keywordsfirst-year dental students
dc.subject.keywordsrural affiliation
dc.subject.keywordsrural dental training
dc.subject.keywordsrural oral health
dc.titlePre-outplacement perceptions of dental students regarding rural oral health practice and associated factors
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationAbuzar, M; Crombie, F; Bishara, K; Bryan, A; Chan, K; Chang, B; Chang, D; Cheng, WI; Chu, R, Pre-outplacement perceptions of dental students regarding rural oral health practice and associated factors, Dentistry Journal, 2020, 8 (1), pp. 22:1-22:8
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-02-19
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-05-18T04:55:06Z
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gro.griffith.authorAbuzar, Menaka


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