Review of the Literature on Medical Education Programs Promoting Rural Practice Location


This literature review critically examined the research literature related to physician undergraduate and graduate medical education and rural practice location. While topics related to rural location choices such as federal and state programs and recruitment and retention were touched upon, the emphasis of the review was on the educational programs themselves. The main objective of the review was to determine what we currently know and what gaps in the literature need to be addressed in order to develop sound public policy. Funded by HRSA’s ORHP.