James Cook University ISSN 1445-6354
Introduction: The University of Dundee sends final year medical students out to remote and rural practice. This presentation describes the methods in place to support students in these remote locations.
Objectives: To describe methods for supporting students in remote locations.
Methods: Support is provided by providing information to students before they go out, managing expectations, providing lines of communication and developing a good communication network with tutors.
Results: Students successfully complete their attachments in remote and rural practices and gained a positive learning experience.
Conclusions: Tutor support and good communication helps to provide a positive experience in remote practices for students.
This abstract was presented at the Innovative Solutions in Remote Healthcare - 'Rethinking Remote' conference, 23-24 May 2016, Inverness, Scotland.