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dc.contributor.advisorHart, Jennifer L. (Jennifer Lynn), 1967-eng
dc.contributor.authorQuinn, Kathleen J.eng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 17, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Jennifer Hart.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational leadership and policy analysis.eng
dc.description.abstractA physician maldistribution exists when comparing rural with urban areas. It is necessary to ensure rural citizens have available, accessible, and acceptable quality medical care to remedy health disparities resulting from the lack of physicians. Using theories of symbolic interactionism and experiential place integration as the lenses for analysis, I sought to study the phenomenon of becoming a rural physician and the experiences that influenced physicians to choose rural practice. This was a qualitative study using a transcendental phenomenological approach. Fifteen individual interviews were conducted. For the participants in this study, rural upbringing, family values, early experiences regarding medicine, and identity in place were experiences prior to medical school that influenced the desire to practice and live in a rural area. Rural clinical medical school and residency experiences, the culture of the medical school, and preceptor relationships were experiences during medical school that influenced physicians' choices. Family, partners, and loan forgiveness were experiences that influenced practice type and location. Professional support and integration into the community were experiences influencing retention.eng
dc.format.extentix, 157 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc696806478eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/9673
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2009 Freely available dissertations (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2009 Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshPhysicians (General practice)eng
dc.subject.lcshMedicine, Ruraleng
dc.subject.lcshRural health clinicseng
dc.titleExperiences influencing physician rural practice and retention: a phenomenological studyeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational leadership and policy analysis (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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