Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Rural origin plus a rural clinical school placement is a significant predictor of medical students' intentions to practice rurally: a multi-university study

Judi  Walker

Prof Judi Walker

qualifications: PhD, FACE, AFCHSE

contribution: original concept

position: Professor and Head, School of Rural Health and Gippsland Medical School


Professor Judi Walker holds the inaugural Chair of Rural Health at the University of Tasmania, recognising the significant contribution she has made to the development of academic rural health in Australia. Her background and achievements exemplify the interdisciplinary and multiprofessional nature of rural health. Judi has overall responsibility for the Faculty of Health Science's rural health portfolio. She is Chief Executive of the University's Rural Clinical School - a conjoint appointment with the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services. Judi has an international reputation for practice and research in rural medical/health professional education, interdisciplinary education,innovation in health service delivery and education and training for health workforce reform. She leads a research team looking at health care models and policy approaches for rural older people. Judi has a longstanding engagement with paramedic education and is a member of the national Ambulance Education Council. In 2005 she completed a significant consultancy for the Council of Ambulance Authorities and developed Australia's national accreditation system for university paramedic programs.

Dawn  DeWitt

Prof Dawn DeWitt

qualifications: MD, FACP, FRACP

contribution: original concept

position: Clinical Dean Rural Health Academic Centre, Professor of Rural Medical Education


Julie  Pallant

Julie Pallant

qualifications: PhD

contribution: contributed to drafts

position: Director of Research and Graduate Studies


Chris  Cunningham

Chris Cunningham

qualifications: MSc

contribution: contributed to drafts

position: Research assistant


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