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dc.contributor.authorRogers, Maryen_US
dc.contributor.authorCreed, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorSearle, Judithen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:23:12Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:23:12Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2011-10-04T07:17:05Z
dc.identifier.issn14456354en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/41121
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Australian Government initiatives promote rural training placements, supported medical school places, and incentives that attract doctors to areas of need. The purpose of this study was to report on the preparedness of medical students and junior doctors to commit to working in areas of workforce shortage. Methods: Medical students and junior doctors across all Australian states and territories completed a web-based survey assessing career attitudes and intentions. Participants were asked to indicate their level of preparedness to commit to working in an area of need. Results: Completed surveys were received from 760 medical students and 264 junior doctors. A substantial proportion of this sample were prepared to make some form of commitment to providing medical services in a rural area. The greatest proportion (38.3%) was prepared to make a small commitment equal to an irregular locum service of 1 week or 1 month per year. Conclusion: Government policies and incentives may be having an effect on medical students' and junior doctors' preparedness to work in rural and remote areas. Medical educators should encourage students and junior doctors to take up short-term placements/opportunities and to maintain links with rural communities. Practice opportunities that offer varying lengths of commitment should be advertised widely so junior doctors are aware of them and can apply.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent118817 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Rural Health Education Networken_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.rrh.org.au/articles/subviewnew.asp?ArticleID=1775en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1775-1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1775-3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalRural and Remote Healthen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume11en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199en_US
dc.titleJunior doctors' and medical students' commitment to working in areas of workforce shortageen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resourcesen_US
gro.date.issued2011
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