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Virtual health school pitched to ease rural staff shortages

9 November 2018 Libby Wilson - Stuff

A virtual school “embedded in rural New Zealand” has been proposed to ease the shortage of rural health professionals – and not just doctors.

The multi-organisation pitch would involve rural academics and students sharing spaces with local GPs, and was revealed on Friday in a New Zealand Medical Journal article.

At the core would be health academics throughout rural Aotearoa, “brought together on a ‘virtual campus’ with the aid of modern IT”.

But the National Interprofessional School of Rural Health doesn’t plan to be a separate education provider; it wants to help existing groups do more.

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