Infuence of community-based education on undergraduate health professions students’ decision to work in underserved areas in Uganda

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Author: 
Samuel
Kizito
Rhona
Baingana
Kintu
Mugagga
Peter
Akera
Nelson
K. Sewankambo
Countries: 
Uganda
Date of Publication: 
October 2017
Description: 

Uganda is beset by a shortage of health workers and the few available are mal-distributed. Providing rural exposure through community-based education could positively infuence students’ perspectives towards
work in rural areas. We aimed to assess the impact of Community-Based Education and Research (COBERS) on health professions students’ attitudes towards working in rural areas. This was a before-and-after study among 525 students of 4 medical universities in Uganda. Data was collected using self-administered paper-based questionnaires. Logistic regression and Poisson regression respectively were used to assess intention and intended number of years of work in rural areas.

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