‘Who attracts whom to rural general practice? Variation in temperament and character profiles of GP registrars across different vocational training pathways’

To help attract and retain the ‘right’ graduates to the rural workforce and mitigate the ongoing rural doctor workforce shortage, this study compares demographic, temperament and character trait profiles of general practice Registrars across three Australian training pathways. The combination of trait levels that tend to differentiate Registrars on a rural path correlate strongly with high levels of resilience, which may be of greater benefit for the rural context.

http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=3426

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