Do students from rural backgrounds engage in rural family practice more than their urban-raised peers?
Wayne Woloschuk, Michael Tarrant
Medical Education, 2004
"In a previoius prospective study, students from rural backgrounds were found to be singnificantly more likely to consider rural practice than their urban-raised peers. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the students with rural backgrounds who participated in the original investigation were more likely than their urban-raised peers to be currently engaged in rural family practice."
"Rural background students who went on to complete family medicine residency training were approximately 2.5 times more likely to be engaged in rural practice than their urban-raised peers."