Evaluating the impact of medical education initiatives on healthcare service in a small rural town
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One small rural town, where medical practitioners provide primary care to the population, including emergency, anaesthetic and obstetric services, was an early adopter of an innovative yearlong integrated (community and hospital) clinical placement designed to foster skill attainment, and a commitment to underserved rural communities. Vocational trainees, but not long-term medical undergraduates, had previously been trained in the region. This study sought perspectives on the transition from a service-provision focus to one where education was integrated within the service.