The U.S. Rural Physician Workforce: Analysis of Medical School Graduates from 1988-1997 (Final Report)

Date
10/2008
Description

Despite continued federal and state efforts to increase the number of physicians in rural areas, disparities between the supply of rural and urban physicians persist. This paper describes the training of the rural physician workforce in the United States and examines the variations in medical school and residency production of rural physicians.

Center
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Authors
Frederick Chen, Meredith Fordyce, Steve Andes, Gary Hart