MSOD Report: spatial mapping medical schools and student origins: A GRAPHC Project


The Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand commissioned this project to examine MSOD data from 2006 to 2010 and create an online mapping tool which would allow universities, policy makers and other stakeholders to reveal the regional source or footprint of medical school applicants and their intention to practice in urban/rural areas, analysed by area, university and background factors (such as rurality).

The resulting interactive web-based mapping tools afford the Deans accessible, visually engaging output to illustrate complex issues. These data (available via GRAPHC’s secure HealthLandscape Australia environment) may inform medical schools, community, potential students and policymakers about the nature of medical students’ progress from enrolment to practice. It may inform initiatives to address community objectives on workforce shortages.

Updated:  20 September 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, APHCRI/Page Contact:  Web Admin, APHCRI