Development of a common national questionnaire to evaluate student perceptions about the Australian Rural Clinical Schools Program

Rural Remote Health. 2005 Jul-Sep;5(3):486. Epub 2005 Sep 19.


The Australian Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing provided funds for the Australian medical schools to establish Rural Clinical Schools. This workforce initiative has enabled medical students to learn in a diverse range of rural and remote healthcare settings. A common questionnaire was developed and agreed on by all the directors of the Rural Clinical Schools. Use of this common questionnaire will facilitate reports on student attitudes and program outcomes, both within individual Rural Clinical Schools and at a national program level. The data analysis will inform the community and the Australian Government about the effectiveness of the national Rural Clinical School program in (1) meeting the primary aims of providing high quality rural medical education; and (2) addressing the medical workforce shortage in rural and remote areas.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Australia
  • Career Choice
  • Delphi Technique
  • Humans
  • Personnel Selection
  • Program Development / methods*
  • Rural Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Schools, Medical / organization & administration*
  • Social Perception
  • Students, Medical*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*