Measuring the Commitment of Health Professions Schools to Rural Primary Care

Research questions:

Which U.S. medical schools produce high proportions of rural primary care physicians? What educational and organizational characteristics contribute to high rural production?


  • Identify medical schools that have recently produced high proportions of rural physicians
  • Identify the rurally-oriented organizational and educational factors that these programs have in common
  • Share practices of high producers of rural primary care physicians
  • Future aim: examine other primary care health professions schools (e.g., nurse practitioners, physician assistants)

For more information, contact Davis Patterson, PhD