Maximising the MDRS Learning Experience: Full Evaluation Report

Robyn Aitken, Christine Dennis, Vanessa Ryan, Rosalie Grivell, Michal Wozniak, Julie Halbert, Nicola Parkin

Research output: Book/ReportConfidential Reportpeer-review


In 2021-2022 Flinders University College of Medicine and Public Health (CMPH) and Flinders University Rural and Remote Health SA (FURRHSA) undertook a significant evaluation of their longstanding flagship program the Doctor of Medicine Rural Stream (MDRS) (previously Parallel Rural Community Curriculum (PRCC)) to identify opportunities for improvement into the future.

Key findings:
The MDRS program:
• Is still expanding after 25 years of delivery in a changing healthcare landscape
• Delivers a strong learning experience through a network of committed educators
• Would be strengthened by formalising its curriculum philosophy and strategies
• Aspires to explicitly contextualise the medical program curriculum within the social contexts of community
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAdelaide, South Australia
PublisherFlinders University
Number of pages116
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022


  • Rural health
  • Rural doctors
  • Medical training


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