Title VII Funding Not Associated With Practice Outcomes in Cross-sectional Study of Physicians Graduating Medical School Between 2004-2010

Authors: Ryan Kandrack | Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP | Thomas Ricketts, PhD, MPH

Topics: Education and Training, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Primary Care

Research Center: Carolina Health Workforce Research Center

September 3, 2018

Title VII, Section 747, of the Public Health Service Act directs funding to medical schools and residency programs to strengthen the primary care workforce in underserved communities. Previous research found that physicians who attended a Title VII funded medical school were more likely to practice in primary care, locate in underserved communities, practice in community health centers, and participate in the National Health Service Corps loan repayment program.

This policy brief analyzes 2016 practice outcomes of physicians who graduated from medical schools between 2004 and 2010. Physicians whose medical school received Title VII funding during their education are compared to physicians who attended medical schools that did not receive Title VII funding.

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