Monthly Archives: February 2019

To Reduce the Rural Doctor Shortage, Train More Doctors from Rural Areas

By Fred Jacobs
February 14, 2019

Rural America is short on doctors. Only about 11 percent of physicians practice in rural communities — though nearly 20 percent of the population resides there.[1] Medical schools can help alleviate this crisis by attracting more aspiring physicians from low-income, rural backgrounds. Many doctors are reluctant to practice in rural areas. Only 3 percent of […]