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Recruitment and retention in Rural And Remote medicine

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A Pawluk

on 4 September 2015

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Transcript of Recruitment and retention in Rural And Remote medicine

Rural Medicine: An Introduction
Rural: < 150 people/km2
Aims/Objectives
Conduct a review of the current literature
Develop a multi-faceted strategy
Improve the number of practicing rural physicians
Increasing healthcare access in rural and remote communities.
Method
Systematic review of literature on PubMed
Set eligibility and exclusion criteria
Results
Total search included: 71 papers
22 met inclusion criteria
Three Main Factors
Recruitment and retention in Rural And Remote medicine
By: Alicia Pawluk
"Procedural and other skills not usually required in urban practice”. (Humphreys and Rolley, 1998)
70 countries worldwide, various recruitment and retention schemes
Three main factors:
Predisposing
Recruiting
Retaining
Predisposing Factors
45.5%
exposure during medical school
40.9%
previous experience living in a rural community
13.6%
postgraduate exposure to rural medicine
Recruiting Factors
18.2%
Recruitment of IMGs
13.6%
Perceptions
Retaining Factors
27.3%
Financial compensation
22.7%
CME
18.2%
Spousal influence
Conclusions
Most schemes: financial incentives
Reality: more complex
In the future...
Guidance from models in Australia, USA, Canada
Increase admissions -rural and remote candidates
Increase rural exposure during medical school
Questions?
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