Medical Schools in Rural Areas – Necessity or Aberration?


 
Language:

English

Author:

Longombe AO

Series/Journal Title:

Rural and Remote Health

Volume:

9

Issue:

1131

Description:

The purpose of this article was to analyze and compare the graduates of an urban- and a rural-located university in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where there is major maldistribution of physicians. While 70% of Congolese live in rural areas, relatively few doctors practice there. The results of the research for this article support the policy of establishing medical schools in rural areas, and also provide indications of approaches likely to increase the number and expertise of rural-located physicians. [adapted from abstract]

Subject

Geographic Focus

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