Medical schools in rural areas – necessity or aberration?

International Journal

Rural and Remote Health 9: 1131 Jul 21, 2009

There is major maldistribution of physicians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). While 70% of Congolese live in rural areas, relatively few doctors practice there. The purpose of this article was to analyse and compare the graduates of an urban- and a rural-located university in DRC. A higher proportion of graduates from the rural school practiced in rural areas. The results support the policy of establishing medical schools in rural areas.

AO Longombe

Central Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo


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