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Medical recruitment in rural Canada: marathon breaks the cycle.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne
Publication Date
Volume
156
Issue
11
Pages
1593–1596
Identifiers
PMID: 9176427
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Two years ago, the 5500 residents of marathon, ont., had 1 overworked physician to look after their medical needs. Today, they have 7 physicians to share the load. In this article Michael OReilly looks at the steps the town took to attract new doctors. It offered a financial incentive and also worked to revitalize its hospital. As Marathon worked to attract new doctors, it also found that a new generation of physicians has much different career aspirations than past generations.

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