A rural undergraduate campus in England: virtue from opportunity and necessity
Citation: Bartlett M, McKinley RK, Wynn Jones J, Hays RB. A rural undergraduate campus in England: virtue from opportunity and necessity. Rural and Remote Health 11: 1841. (Online) 2011. Available: http://www.rrh.org.au
The implementation of new curriculum at Keele University Medical School, UK has made heavy use of general practice as a locus for learning. This has necessitated a substantial expansion in the School’s teaching network. The School’s hinterland includes a large rural area with a number of excellent general practices and associated community hospitals that, to date, have been unable to teach undergraduates because of their inaccessibility. This article describes how the School and its partners articulated a vision to establish a rural campus with an associated rural accommodation hub, and the challenges involved in establishing and sustaining the campus.Key words: medical education, rural clinical placements, undergraduate, United Kingdom.
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