Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Details

Judith N. Hudson , Kathryn M. Weston , Russell W. Pearson , Rowena G. Ivers , Elizabeth Farmer, Are patients willing participants in the new wave of community-based medical education in regional and rural Australia?, Proceedings of the Third International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato, Tuscany, 1-4 July 2009.


Community-based medical education is escalating to meet the increased demand for quality clinical education in expanded settings and patient participation is vital to the sustainability of this endeavour. This study aimed to investigate patients’ views on being used as an educational resource in medical student teaching, and whether they are being under- or over-used.