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Prevalence and associations of rural practice location in early-career GPs

Congratulations to our Research and Evaluation team’s Research Manager, Dr Alison Fielding, and her collaborators, on the publication of: ‘Prevalence and associations of rural practice location in early-career general practitioners in Australia: a cross-sectional analysis’!

A cross-sectional analysis, questionnaire- based study, the New alumni EXperiences of Training and independent Unsupervised Practice (NEXT-UP) included participants who were early-career GPs who had achieved their vocational general practice qualification with either RACGP or ACRRM 6 months to 2 years previously from one of three participating regional training organisations.

An important finding from this study is the magnitude of the association between having undertaken at least a proportion of vocational GP training in a rural location and practising rurally in the early years post fellowship.

You can read the paper in full at:

Fielding AMoad DTapley A, et al Prevalence and associations of rural practice location in early-career general practitioners in Australia: a cross-sectional analysis