RCS keeping students in the bush

The research, published in the MJA, compared the work locations of a cohort of University of Western Australia medical graduates who completed a year of the Rural Clinical School of Western Australia (RCSWA) program with graduates who had not taken up a rural placement.

The graduates had completed their fifth year between 2002 and 2009, and graduated by 2010.

Participation was strongly associated with a greater likelihood of working rurally, with 42 of 258 graduates