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Research shows GPs with a rural background have an increased chance of practising rural
The research showed at the individual level, GPs working in rural areas are more likely to have rural backgrounds than those in metropolitan practices, and further concluded that GPs who have completed any form of rural placement or training program are more likely to work in rural practices, including GPs without rural backgrounds, showing the value for rural GP recruitment of rural clinical education for all medical students and postgraduate GP trainees.
"The ultimate thing we are trying to do is produce doctors who are good competent doctors who want to stay in the regional area, and that is what we are aiming to do for the community, to provide healthcare ongoing for many, many years." - Professor Lesley Forster
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