Medical education program with obligatory rural service: analysis of factors associated with obligation compliance.

@article{Matsumoto2009MedicalEP,
  title={Medical education program with obligatory rural service: analysis of factors associated with obligation compliance.},
  author={Masatoshi Matsumoto and Eiji Kajii},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2009},
  volume={90 2-3},
  pages={125-32}
}
OBJECTIVES National or local governmental scholarship programs for medical students with a period of contractual obligation to serve in rural areas are a possible solution to the shortage of rural physicians in many countries. This study reports the outcomes of Jichi Medical University (JMU), one such program, and assesses which personal and familial factors of its graduates have positive impacts on their fulfillment of rural obligation. METHODS JMU has a unique contract system under which… CONTINUE READING

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