Voluntary attachments of preclinical medical students to rural practitioners in Queensland

G. A. COLDITZ, J. G.C. MUNRO

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Abstract

This study evaluates the attachment of preclinical medical students to rural general practitioners in Queensland. The expectations of participating students were assessed before the experience, and compared with their realizations. Perceptions of their own clinical skills, and the type of medicine they want to practise were assessed both before and after. Doctors taking part felt stimulated by the experience, and confimed that the presence of a student is readily accepted by patients, and causes minimal practice disruption. Students saw this attachment as providing motivation for their further studies, and relevance to their preclinical work. Clinical sophistication would not appear to be necessary for considerable benefit to be derived from the experience. 1980 Blackwell Publishing

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-135
Number of pages6
JournalMedical education
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1980

Keywords

  • *Education medical undergraduate
  • *Rural health
  • Attitude of health personnel
  • Australia
  • Clinical skills
  • Family practice/*educ
  • Motivation

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