Med students given a taste of rural life will likely return

UW medical school alumni who had trained as medical students in rural areas were almost twice as likely to set up their practices in a rural location, a new UW Medicine led study has found. The study was published this month in the Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

“This study provides a promising connection between the RUOP program and the medical graduates’ decision to work in rural areas”, said lead author Arati Dahal, a researcher with Center for Health Workforce Studies and the Department of Family Medicine at the UW School of Medicine.

Read the full article on the UW Medicine Newsroom website.