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Preparing professionals from a wide range of disciplines for life and work in rural and small communities


Jennifer M. Medves, School of Nursing, Queen’s University, 92 Barrie Street, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6, Canada. Email:


A new inter-professional subject has been offered at a Canadian university, which examines issues related to professionals’ integrating into rural practice; understanding the history and geography of rural communities and important issues affecting life in rural settings.