Sustainable education in a small regional medical school

John Brian Chapman, William George Hart

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This chapter describes the experience of university academics responding to the challenges and exploiting the opportunities that attend the establishment of a new, small regional medical schooL The challenges and the opportunities arise in relation to both education and research. The educational challenges pertain to the recruitment and re tention of suitably qualified academic and clinical staff to deliver a medical course to a graduate-entry cohort, given the limitations bearing on career progression and family support. The research challenges derive from limitations in infrastructure, the availability of honours and graduate research students, and on the collegiality that exists when teams of researchers are engaged in related pursuits. The educational opportunities have come from being free of any limita tions of tradition or inertia that often prevail at older, larger instit utions. This freedom has resulted in four significant educational innovations that have been exported back to the parent facuhy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeveloping Sustainable Education in Regional Australia
EditorsAndrew Gunstone
Place of PublicationClayton VIC Australia
PublisherMonash University Publishing
Pages66 - 78
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781922235244
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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