14th NRHC Recommendation

The Federal and State Governments should insist that RACP provide mandatory rural placements during paediatric training. This must include out of hospital care, and include use of telehealth with trainees gaining experience at both ends ( both major centres and remote locations) and also working in diverse multidisciplinary teams. There needs to be accountability that this actually happens and is not just lip service, with actual number of participants remaining low.

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