Training Surgeons for Rural America

Cogbill, Thomas H.
February 2007
American Surgeon;Feb2007, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p148
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the recruitment and retention of surgeons for rural locations in the U.S. Subspecialty training after residency and early retirement are some of the reasons for the shortage of rural general surgeons. Skills in general orthopedics, hand surgery and urology must be learned by residents who are considering rural practice. Consequences of the failure to attract trained general surgeons for these locations are discussed.


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