May 17, 2022
Rural areas of the United States have a lack of emergency medicine residents and residency training programs, according to a study published online May 12 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Christopher L. Bennett, M.D., from the Stanford University School of Medicine in California, and colleagues analyzed demographic information and mapped both county-level population-adjusted and hospital referral region densities for emergency medicine residents in the 2020 American Medical Association (AMA) Physician Masterfile and compared 2020 to 2008 resident physician densities. In addition, all Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited emergency medicine residency programs from 2013 to 2020 were analyzed.
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