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ERIC Number: ED139333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: N/A
Study of Public Health Service (PHS) Scholarship Recipients and National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Participants. Final Report.
Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.
In order to aid the Public Health Service in selecting scholarship recipients who will help to correct the current physician speciality and geographic maldistribution problems, this study compares specific characteristics of PHS scholarship recipients to medical students and to physicians participating in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). Data from the Medical Student Information System (MSIS) were used for information on socioeconomic background (age, race, ethnicity, parent occupation, parent education, and academic background. The findings indicate that students selected for PHS scholarships differ somewhat in their background characteristics from all students enrolled in the 1975-76 academic year, although recipients still represent a diversity of backgrounds. PHS recipients differed little if any from the general medical student population with regard to tentative plans to practice in the primary care specialties. Implications of the findings for determining scholarship award criteria are discussed. (LBH)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Career Choice, Comparative Analysis, Financial Aid Applicants, Financial Support, Geographic Distribution, Higher Education, Medical Education, Medical Students, National Programs, Physicians, Policy Formation, Primary Health Care, Scholarships, Specialization, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Student Loan Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.