National Health Service Corps Evaluation


A major impediment to access to care is the shortage of primary care physicians in rural locations and inner cities. This extension of an earlier study evaluated the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarship program through a mail survey with phone encouragement of NHSC scholarship recipients who graduated from medical school during 1975-83. The study examined their retention experience, locational career patterns, demographic and practice characteristics, and service in rural sites. Funded by HRSA’s ORHP.