Physician retention in Norway’s northernmost county : How effective has the tailored internship strategy been ?. Margrete Gaski National Centre of R ural Medicine University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway. Internship in Norway → 1. M arch 2014 .
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Physicianretention in Norway’s northernmost county: How effective has thetailoredinternshipstrategybeen?
National Centre of Rural Medicine
University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway
Medical education in Norway:
1.5 years of training after completing medical education:
1 year in hospital
+ ½ year in primary health care
Allocation by raffle
Tailored internship strategy:
Students in 10th term can sign up for internship in Finnmark,
in advance of raffle:
Intension: to recruit and retain more doctors to Finnmark
Period of tailored internship strategy:
1. August 2009 – 1. March 2014
Another vulnerable area (Sogn og Fjordane county),
Figure: Share of doctors still working in and outside their “internship county” (N=388)
Doctors completing tailored internship
► 75 % chose the 4 major municipalities
Internship in primary health care 1. August 2009-1. March 2014:
* internship in primary health care 1. August 2009-1. March 2014
The tailored internship strategy is effective
-The rural background effect
Other possible explanations of the results:
What about the significance of local affiliation as a qualification?