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Preparing Physicians for Rural-Based Primary Care Practice: A Preliminary Evaluation of Rural Training Initiatives at OSU-COM

Description
Case study discussing a rural physician training program created by the Oklahoma State University Health Sciences Center College of Osteopathic Medicine (OSU-COM) in 2011 to address primary care physician shortages and rural healthcare access issues in Oklahoma. Describes the program's methodology, curriculum, and academic performance outcomes. Offers data on student demographics, GPA comparison of program participants to other OSU-COM medical students, and maps depicting residency and clinical training sites across Oklahoma.
Author(s)
Denna L. Wheeler and Jeffrey B. Hackler
Citation
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 117, 315-324
Date
05/2017
Type
Document
Tagged as
Access · Graduate medical education · Health workforce supply and demand · Physicians · Primary care · Statistics and data · Oklahoma