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Korean Journal of Preventive Medicine 1996;29(3): 429-438.
Distribution af active physicians and their working areas after 10 years of graduation.
Seung Hum Yu, Tae Yong Sohn, Hyohn Joo Oh
The geographical distribution of active physicians who graduated from medical schools before 1985 were studied. Those who had emigrated, hold non-medical jobs, are in the military service, or work as public health physicians and resident staff were excluded from the study. A total of 27,728 physicians were analyzed. Our studies have shown a relationship between the location of the medical schools from the which the physicians have graduated and the geographical regions in which they practice. A statistically significant number of physicians are working near the medical colleges from which they have graduated. That is, those who had graduated from medical schools located in the southern area of the country are presently working in the same region. This relationship was shown to be especially significant for older physicians and female doctors, who work around the area of the medical colleges from which they graduated.
Key words: physician manpower; distribution of physician
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