Profiles And Contributions To This Article

When a LIC came to town: the impact of longitudinal integrated clerkships on a rural community of healthcare practice

Judith Nicoll Hudson

Prof Judith Hudson

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept, designed the project, supervised data collection, wrote the first draft

position: Director


Professor Nicky Hudson is Professor of Health Professional Education at the University of Adelaide. She is a general medical practitioner who has worked in urban, indigenous and remote health in South Australia. She started her academic career at the University of Adelaide, playing a major role in medical curriculum development and reform, as well as completing a PhD on the challenge of linking theory to practice in medical education. As a foundation staff member (Academic Leader in Human Function) at Peninsula Medical School in the South West of England, she gained further valuable experience to subsequently contribute to the development of an innovative medical curriculum at the Graduate School of Medicine (GSM) at the University of Wollongong. At the GSM, as Chair of the Assessment she led in the implementation of a competency-based assessment programme, and as leader of the Clinical Competency theme she developed two clinical skills centres and the associated skills programme. As Associate Dean Community-based Health Education (CBHE) at the GSM, she led in the development and implementation of longitudinal integrated clinical clerkships in regional, rural or remote New South Wales for all senior students. Following this she was Director of Rural Health at the University of Newcastle in NSW, maintaining her passion for rural health. Her research interests include assessment, the impact of longitudinal integrated community based education on all key stakeholders, including patients, interprofessional education and rural workforce and health education. She is an active member of the global health and medical education community, presenting regularly at international medical education conferences and publishing in the international literature.

Brett  Thomson

Brett Thomson

qualifications: MBBS

contribution: original concept, designed the project, contributed to drafts

position: Senior General Practitioner

Rural procedural GP Medical education

Kath  Weston

A/Prof Kath Weston

qualifications: PhD

contribution: statistical analysis, contributed to drafts

position: Senior Lecturer


Associate Professor in public health at UOW. Research interests include public health, medical education, consumer issues in health care, history of disease.

Patricia  Knight-Billington

Patricia Knight-Billington

qualifications: PhD

contribution: supervised data collection, statistical analysis, contributed to drafts

position: Research Fellow

Interested in a range of public health issues particularly risk taking behaviours, rural driving, health literacy, multi disciplinary professional development. public health within medical education

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