Association Between Dedicated Rural Training Year and the Likelihood of Becoming a General Surgeon in a Small Town
Presents the results of a one-year study to determine if fourth-year residents training in a rural hospital setting would be more likely to practice general surgery over specialized surgery after residency was completed, and if they are more likely to practice in rural areas. The records of 70 surgical residents were divided into two groups: one group completed the rural residency program and the other group did not. Comparisons of the demographic characteristics of the two groups are discussed.
Karen Deveney, Mark Deatherage, David Oehling
JAMA Surgery, 148(9), 817-821
Graduate medical education · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Surgery