Rural residency tracks in family practice: graduate outcomes.

  title={Rural residency tracks in family practice: graduate outcomes.},
  author={Thomas C Rosenthal and Michael McGuigan and Gerard Anderson},
  journal={Family medicine},
  volume={32 3},
BACKGROUND Because the distribution of physician services in the rural United States continues to be a problem, rural residency tracks in family practice have been developed as a strategy to acculturate residents into a rural practice model. Residents complete the first year of training in an urban-based program and the last 2 years in a rural community. METHODS We surveyed all 77 graduates of 13 nationally distributed rural training tracks that had graduates between 1988 and 1997. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING

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