Rural health should be homegrown
To maintain our rural medical workforce, we need the right structures in place to support medical students, junior doctors and registrars, and to provide them with the skills and confidence necessary for rural practice.
It’s important for doctors completing their prevocational training as interns and junior doctors to have some exposure.
Firstly, it provides an opportunity to experience rural general practice. At a time in their professional lives when they are considering their future career path, prevocational doctors are working in a hospital