Transforming pre‐vocational medical training to optimise the rural healthcare workforce

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Pre-vocational clinical training serves to further the general professional development of recently graduated medical students and prepare them for vocational (specialty) training programs.

These medical graduates have been described by Dillner (1993) as a ‘lost tribe’ due to the perceived lack of structure for their education, training and guidance, and characterised by heavy workloads, inadequate supervision, minimal assessment and a lack of career advice. This training deficit is exacerbated in rural and regional areas.

This study will explore the experiences of doctors transitioning through pre-vocational training in regional Victoria to identify where in the training pipeline and supporting environment potential rural health practitioners are lost.
Effective start/end date3/05/2131/12/21