Louise Polson, medical student at Glasgow University, has written about her student rural medicine placement in Remote & Rural Health.
This placement also provided the opportunity to research and write this essay, which gave me a much deeper understanding of how emergency care is provided in remote areas and allowed me to consider how care could be improved for future patients. I believe key areas for improvement include increasing links with medical schools to provide more student placements, possibly through publicising positive testimonies from students who have already been (such as myself), and also improving recruitment and retention of staff through increased access to further training opportunities.
Congratulations Louise! We are particularly pleased to see this published, as Louise joined us in 2015 when she received an RGPAS Student Scholarship to attend our annual conference.
Read the full article here: https://www.rrh.org.au/journal/article/3824#cite_2