Shortage of country doctors: med schools struggle to recruit students for rural duty.
To recruit more rural doctors, institutions can select students who have a greater probability of choosing rural areas, offer them tuition breaks and other financial incentives, Bowman says. The Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (Penn.), University of Minnesota's Rural Physician Associate Program, and Michigan State University's Upper Peninsula Program, are a few programs that have succeeded in placing students in rural communities.
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