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Medical News & Perspectives
June 27, 2001

What Lures Women Physicians to Practice Medicine in Rural Areas?

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JAMA. 2001;285(24):3078-3079. doi:10.1001/jama.285.24.3078-JMN0627-3-1

Dallas—Recruiting women physicians to rural medical practices continues to be a tough sell. But researchers are uncovering factors that may improve a community's sales pitch.

Speaking at the National Rural Health Association's annual conference in Dallas, Kathleen E. Ellsbury, MD, an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, said she and her colleagues have identified recruitment practices that successfully place women primary care physicians in rural areas.

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