Minnesota bound. Stability of practice location among UMD family physicians in Minnesota.

J. G. Boulger

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Previous studies indicate that physicians often move from one practice setting to another, particularly early in their career. However, data on practice relocation for a group of University of Minnesota, Duluth School of Medicine graduates show a different trend. Minnesota family physicians from the UMD School of Medicine have been remarkably stable in their practices over the past 20 years. More than 80% of these physicians have continued to practice in the same community that they selected after their training. In addition, physicians in this group who are practicing in smaller communities have not relocated to urban practices. These findings suggest that the UMD School of Medicine's emphasis on family medicine and rural practice may have influenced the practice retention rate for these physicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-50
Number of pages3
JournalMinnesota medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2000
Externally publishedYes

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