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Factors influencing medical students’ motivation to practise in rural areas in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review.

P. Zwanikken, et al.

There is a shortage of doctors working in rural areas all over the world, especially in low-income and middle-income countries. The choice to practise medicine in a rural area is influenced by many factors. Motivation developed as a medical student is one key determinant of this choice. This study explores influences on medical students’ motivation to practise in rural areas of low-income and middle-income countries following graduation.

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