Recruitment and retention of rural physicians: outcomes from the rural physician associate program of Minnesota.

@article{Halaas2008RecruitmentAR,
  title={Recruitment and retention of rural physicians: outcomes from the rural physician associate program of Minnesota.},
  author={Gwen Wagstrom Halaas and Therese Zink and Deborah A. Finstad and Keli Bolin and Bruce A. Center},
  journal={The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={345-52}
}
CONTEXT Founded in 1971 with state funding to increase the number of primary care physicians in rural Minnesota, the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) has graduated 1,175 students. Third-year medical students are assigned to primary care physicians in rural communities for 9 months where they experience the realities of rural practice with hands-on participation, mentoring, and one-to-one teaching. Students complete an online curriculum, participate in online discussion with fellow… CONTINUE READING

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