Students should spend part of training in rural hospitals

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 22 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:655
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    Medical students and junior doctors should receive some of their training in rural and remote hospitals to help produce more doctors suitable to work in such areas. This is one of many ideas to emerge from an initiative organised by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh that examines the sustainability of healthcare provision in Scotland's outlying areas.

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