Publication Details

Garne, D. L., Bushnell, J., Lethbridge, A. & Douglas, J. (2012). Comparison of assessment performance of rural and regional students in a unique Australian graduate-entry medical program. Rendez-vous 2012: Abstracts, Thursday, October 11, 2012 (pp. 254-254). Canada: Northern Ontario School of Medicine.


The Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Wollongong is one of Australia's newest medical schools, with a regional/rural focus and a distributed campus, and students are all expected to spend a significant proportion of their training in a rural setting. Due to the diverse learning environments that students are exposed to, we sought to determine by phase if there was any difference in examination results between groups who were located in rural settings and those in regional settings.