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J Allied Health. 1998 Fall-Winter;27(4):208-12.

Interdisciplinary rural health training for health professional students: strategies for curriculum design.

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East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA.


Interdisciplinary rural health program offer a promising solution to the challenge of preparing graduates for rural practice, with the ultimate goal of promoting better health care for rural populations. This article focuses on the three-year experience of a model interdisciplinary rural health curriculum implemented in eastern North Carolina. Ten strategies are presented as a framework for the design and implementation of an effective practice-based curriculum for interdisciplinary rural health training. Allied health educators should examine existing curriculum models to build upon their strengths and explore new models to meet evolving delivery system and consumer needs.

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