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Medical schools can cooperate: A new joint venture to provide medical education in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales

Journal Article


Abstract


  • • The medical schools at the University of Western Sydney, University of Wollongong and University of Sydney have developed a joint program for training medical students through placements of up to 40 weeks on the New South Wales North Coast. • The new partnership agency - the North Coast Medical Education Collaboration - builds on the experience of regional doctors and their academic partners. • A steering committee has identified the availability and support requirements of local practitioners to provide training, and has undertaken a comparative mapping of learning objectives and assessments from the courses of the three universities. • The goals of the program include preparing doctors who can perform effectively in rural settings and multidisciplinary health care teams, and to advance research in medical education.

UOW Authors


  •   Bushnell, John (external author)
  •   Hudson, Judith (external author)
  •   Wilson, Ian

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Page, S. L., Birden, H. H., Hudson, J. N., Thistlethwaite, J. E., Roberts, C., Wilson, I., . . . Yeomans, N. (2008). Medical schools can cooperate: A new joint venture to provide medical education in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. Medical Journal of Australia, 188(3), 179-181. doi:10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb01568.x

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-42449111379

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 179

End Page


  • 181

Volume


  • 188

Issue


  • 3

Abstract


  • • The medical schools at the University of Western Sydney, University of Wollongong and University of Sydney have developed a joint program for training medical students through placements of up to 40 weeks on the New South Wales North Coast. • The new partnership agency - the North Coast Medical Education Collaboration - builds on the experience of regional doctors and their academic partners. • A steering committee has identified the availability and support requirements of local practitioners to provide training, and has undertaken a comparative mapping of learning objectives and assessments from the courses of the three universities. • The goals of the program include preparing doctors who can perform effectively in rural settings and multidisciplinary health care teams, and to advance research in medical education.

UOW Authors


  •   Bushnell, John (external author)
  •   Hudson, Judith (external author)
  •   Wilson, Ian

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Page, S. L., Birden, H. H., Hudson, J. N., Thistlethwaite, J. E., Roberts, C., Wilson, I., . . . Yeomans, N. (2008). Medical schools can cooperate: A new joint venture to provide medical education in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. Medical Journal of Australia, 188(3), 179-181. doi:10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb01568.x

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-42449111379

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 179

End Page


  • 181

Volume


  • 188

Issue


  • 3