Reflections on rural medical schools

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Two articles in the latest edition of the Journal of Primary Care on rural medical schools for New Zealand. Dr. John Burton writes a piece on his time at the Northern Ontario Medical School and reflects what that experience means in the NZ context.

Burton John (2019) Experiencing a rural medical school. Journal of Primary Health Care 11, 6-11.

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The other is a guest editorial by Dr. Garry Nixon and Dr. Ross Lawrenson contextualising this in the current political climate. Hopefully the health minister has a read (and he might of given the comments at the National Rural Health Conference). Fingers crossed

Nixon Garry, Lawrenson Ross (2019) Failing to thrive: academic rural health in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care 11, 4-5.

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