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Table 4 Typology category 1: studies comparing rural work outcomes for rural versus urban campuses of the same university

From: A scoping review of the association between rural medical education and rural practice location

Authorship and location Sample and method Major findings Discussion points/limitations
Brokaw et al. [42] USA: Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) 2 487 IUSM graduates matched to American Medical Association Physician Masterfile to determine practice site. Students with first 2 years at eight regional campuses (n = 1 211) were compared with main city campus (n = 1 200). Multivariate logistic regression used. Compared to city students, those who attended five of the regional campuses were more likely to practise in the region. Overall, attendance at any regional campus was a significant predictor of practice outside the city. Regional campus students spent only first 2 years at regional campus.
Crump et al. [41] USA: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kentucky 1 391 graduates (60 from rural Trover campus) matched to American Medical Association Masterfile to determine practice site. Compares students of rural Trover campus with main city campus students. Descriptive frequencies, percentages, means and standard deviations calculated. Trover graduates were six times more likely to choose a non-metro area as a practice site (p = 0.001). Students self-selected and were then interviewed. 68% of Trover students were from a rural hometown.