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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Medical education interventions influencing physician distribution into underserved communities: a scoping review

Inclusion: Exclusion:
1. Participants are Family Physicians, with 'Family Medicine' as their core specialty in practice and can be inclusive of those with enhanced skill or focused practice
2. Participants that are completing undergraduate, postgraduate medical training and education, and/or working in Family practice
3. Studies that report on outcomes related to practice locations, practicing in underserved areas or intention to practice in underserved areas
4. Educational interventions in the context of the medical professional development trajectory (e.g., undergraduate, postgraduate medical education). Interventions can be inclusive of but not limited to preferential medical school admissions policies and selection criteria, undergraduate and postgraduate clinical placements that are described to influence the practice location decisions to underserved areas for participants
5. Studies written in the English language
6. Studies conducted in any country
7. All types of literature including case studies that employ all types of methodologies, such as qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods
1. Physicians from any other specialties or other allied healthcare professionals
2. Studies looking at outcomes relating to choosing medical specialty, or any other outcomes other than practice location, practicing in urban and/or rural areas, or intention to practice in underserved areas
3. Single papers that are published as commentaries, editorials, literature reviews, conference abstracts, doctoral theses
4. Studies in any other languages except English
5. Studies that include participants that are Primary Care Physicians but do not specify if it is inclusive of Family Physicians
6. Studies reporting on outcomes relating to perceptions, attitudes and/or preferences toward practicing in underserved settings