Pipelines to pathways: medical school commitment to producing a rural workforce


  • Abstract

    Despite the efforts of numerous medical schools to produce rural physicians, many rural communities in the United States still experience physician shortages. This study describes the current landscape of rural efforts in US undergraduate medical education and catalogs medical school characteristics and activities that evidence has suggested, and that many experts in rural medical education believe, may result in more graduates choosing rural practice.


  • Authors:

    Longenecker RL, Andrilla CHA, Jopson AD, Evans DV, Schmitz D, Larson EH, Patterson DG

  • Journal/Publisher:

    J Rural Health

  • Edition:

    Nov 2020.

  • Link to Article

    Access the article here: J Rural Health

  • Citation:

    Longenecker RL, Andrilla CHA, Jopson AD, Evans DV, Schmitz D, Larson EH, Patterson DG. Pipelines to pathways: medical school commitment to producing a rural workforce. J Rural Health. Published online November 26, 2020. doi.org/10.1111/jrh.12542

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