Rural experience vital for doctors-in-training as study advocates more rural training to help boost regional medical workforce

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By Michelle Smith
April 10 2022 - 6:00pm
RURAL TRAINING: University of Melbourne Department of Rural Health sub-deans Dr Abhishek Mitra and Shabna Rajapaksa with student Lily Corboy at the rural clinical school's 2022 orientation day in February. Picture: Adam Trafford

With no end in sight to the shortage of doctors in many regional and remote communities, new research has confirmed that providing more medical training in the regions leads directly to more doctors choosing to either stay in the regions or return after completing their training.

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