Admissions Summary

Sources of the Current US Physician Workforce

Family Physicians Are Different - summary file linking the data and efforts below

Medicine, Education, and Social Status

Asians in Education and Medical Education

Choice of Primary Care - regression involving choice of PC explains 80% of variance in choice based on admissions or before

Before Admissions - much is available to admissions committees that is not used, MCAT, older, rural, less urban, ethnicity, social status, all have impact upon later choice of career

Admissions and ORIGIN    rural, older, instate, all are important to admission of those who will be FP

Admissions and Social Status    the probability of admission goes up and down, with status

Admissions and ORIGIN Group   list serve and other activities

Admissions Package   

Age and FP Physicians

Short and Sweet on Education and Med Ed

Partnerships a key Small Colleges and Admissions

Restoring Rural Background to Admissions calculations of FPs added

Superselection - the process of choosing students likely to go and stay in rural areas Superselection

Duluth admissions - 50% into FP, one of the highest rates of rural docs in the nation, choices based on rural background, FP interest, screening for true rural contacts, also service orientation Duluth Plus RPAP

Rabinowitz and PSAP, 78% of rural choice is rural plus FP, the PSAP advantage is working closely with college health advisors to be sure that they know the right kids to encourage and have a say in admissions. They are not on the committee, but help greatly with the PSAP choices Physician Shortage Area Program by Rabinowitz

Rockford at the U of Illinois has been doing similar with good results, similar to the Duluth Plus RPAP

Gender issues can be overcome by selections and by training Accelerated Family Medicine Training Programs

RHOP in Nebraska - again a function of a rural doc implementing college efforts to admit the right kids. Partnerships between small towns and feeder colleges can be brokered by medical schools RHOP Links

Institutionalizing rural background by working with current rural interest group students, key point is having a current medical student appearing before potential professionals (medical, health, law, etc) . Basically says to them, I made it from where you are at and you can too!! PRIME Table of Contents- program available, no cost, just copy, free for use   PRIME Instructors Manual

 more on this area

PREPARE for Rural Practice - rural student interest groups

Hope: Students From the Underserved, For the Underserved

Overall look at this at  Admissions Package

Academic Leaders Deans Organizations

My article from Journal of Rural Health on the approach to admissions of the doctors most in need  Community-Driven Med Ed: The Rural Component


Once you admit students, how can you boost rural recruitment and retention even more. It involves more specific, earlier, and accelerated family medicine training. Being more like a doctor, sooner, and with a wider range of skills, procedures, and challenges

Short and Sweet on Accelerated Family Medicine Training Programs

The CORE Program

Rural Graduate Med Ed Programs

Finally how do you coordinate the efforts such that education, admissions, medical student, and graduate line up.

Rural Workforce and Health Policy in the United States

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