Training programs boost popularity of rural practice

08/7/2013 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

Seventy-two percent of medical school students who joined a rural community training program expressed more interest in rural medicine than before the program a study in Academic Medicine indicated. Researchers also found 30% of respondents were more likely to participate in primary care residency training and were twice as likely to opt for family medicine than nonparticipants. Forty-six percent of participants also chose a rural practice area after residency, researchers added.

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