Retention of rural family physicians after 20-25 years: outcomes of a comprehensive medical school rural program.

@article{Rabinowitz2013RetentionOR,
  title={Retention of rural family physicians after 20-25 years: outcomes of a comprehensive medical school rural program.},
  author={Howard K. Rabinowitz and James S. Diamond and Fred W. Markham and Abbie J Santana},
  journal={Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM},
  year={2013},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={24-7}
}
BACKGROUND The Physician Shortage Area Program (PSAP) of Jefferson Medical College (JMC) is one of a small number of comprehensive medical school rural programs that has been successful in increasing the supply of family physicians practicing in rural areas. Although retention is a critical component of the rural physician supply, published long-term outcomes are limited. METHODS Of the 1937 JMC graduates from the classes of 1978 to 1986, we identified those who were practicing family… CONTINUE READING