Keeping Pace: A Critical Longitudinal Analysis of the Psychosocial Determinants of Seeding Success in Educating Home-Grown Doctors for Regional Communities [ 2009 - 2011 ]

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Researchers Prof RG Craven; Prof I Wilson; Dr AS Yeung

Brief description Australia currently has a medical workforce situation which, if unchecked, will see a deepening of the shortage of doctors in rural & regional communities. Elucidating the impact of psychosocial drivers on medical education outcomes will identify potent practical strategies that seed success. The outcomes of this research have the potential to 'break the cycle' of doctor shortages in underserved areas by generating new solutions to: improve Australia's capacity to strengthen home-grown medical education; address doctor shortages regionally; and build capacity at community and individual levels. This research has important implications for the future of home-grown medical education nationally and internationally.

Funding Amount $245,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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