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Nepalese Medical Students: Who Stays, Who Leaves?

M. J. Friedrich
JAMA. 2012;308(15):1515. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.13118.
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Medical students from Nepal who have certain characteristics regarding type of premedical education, place of upbringing, and academic rank are more likely to practice within their country when they qualify as physicians than to leave and practice elsewhere, according to a study from investigators in Nepal and the United States (Zimmerman M et al. BMJ. 2012;345:e4826).

Certain characteristics in Nepalese medical students seem to influence whether they will practice in Nepal or go abroad.

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Certain characteristics in Nepalese medical students seem to influence whether they will practice in Nepal or go abroad.

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