Retention of Rural Family Physicians After 20–25 Years: Outcomes of a Comprehensive Medical School Rural Program

ImageThe Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine published a study this month demonstrating the importance of medical education for rural doctors. Rabinowitz et al. found that physicians trained under a comprehensive rural medicine program, the Physician Shortage Area Program (PSAP), were more likely to remain in rural practice. In fact, the majority (70.6%) of the rurally-practicing PSAP graduates remained in the same rural areas for 25 years after medical school, compared to 46.2% of non-PSAP graduates. Check out the article here!

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