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Osteopathic physicians and international medical graduates in the rural primary care physician workforce.

  title={Osteopathic physicians and international medical graduates in the rural primary care physician workforce.},
  author={M. Fordyce and M. Doescher and F. Chen and L. Hart},
  journal={Family medicine},
  volume={44 6},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Primary care physician (PCP) shortages are a longstanding problem in the rural United States. This study describes the 2005 supply of two important components of the rural PCP workforce: rural osteopathic (DO) and international medical graduate (IMG) PCPs. METHODS American Medical Association (AMA) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) 2005 Masterfiles were combined to identify clinically active, non-resident, non-federal physicians aged 70 or younger. Rural… Expand
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