The University of Missouri Rural Obstetric Network: creating rural obstetric training sites for a university-based residency program

Fam Med. 2003 Apr;35(4):243-5.


This paper describes a rural obstetric experience that was developed for a university-based family practice residency program and designed to increase the number of deliveries per resident, the number of graduates practicing in rural areas, and the number of graduates doing obstetrics. Rural hospitals can be a source of deliveries for residency training programs. This rural obstetric experience also offers more training months in a rural setting and more months training with family physicians.

MeSH terms

  • Family Practice / education*
  • Hospitals, Rural / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency / organization & administration*
  • Missouri
  • Obstetrics / education*
  • Professional Practice Location
  • Program Development
  • Rural Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Workforce