Title

A rural undergraduate campus in England: Virtue from opportunity and necessity

Date of this Version

11-14-2011

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Published version

Bartlett, M., McKinley, R. K., Wynn Jones, J., & Hays, R. B. (2011). A rural undergraduate campus in England: Virtue from opportunity and necessity. Rural and Remote Health, 11 (4), 1-7.

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2011 HERDC submission. FoR code: 130300, 111700

© Copyright M. Bartlett, R.K. McKinley, J. Wynn Jones, R.B. Hays, 2011

ISSN

1445-6354

Abstract

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 campu.

 

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