Rabinowitz  Howard

Howard has done more than any other to document the importance of rural background in choice of rural practice. His PSAP program in the most unlikely location (urban, private, east coast) is responsible for 12% of the rural FP docs of the state and 21% of those graduating from PA med schools.

His most recent project involved a year long sabbatical devoted to visits and interviews with PSAP graduates, clearly some of America's great heroes. Look for this book in mid 2004.

Critical Factors in JAMA http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/short/286/9/1041   most recent major journal work

Generalist initiative works plus workforce efforts

See his influence on others at Rural Background   an update of current thinking on this topic over the past 30 years.

Study Shows Jefferson Medical College Program Brings Family Physicians to Small Town America

Physician Shortage Area Program Links and Info

Comparing Early Programs

Admissions Package

Authors and Their Works

Heroes in Medicine

Research in Rural Medical Education

Facilitating More and Better Rural Docs