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Long term regional migration patterns of physicians over the course of their active practice careers

Alain Vanasse1 PhD, Professor,
Thomas Ricketts2 PhD, Professor,
Josiane Courteau3 PhD, Research assistant,
Maria Gabriela Orzanco4 PhD, Research assistant,
Randy Randolph5 MRP, Research assistant,
Shabnam Asghari6 PhD, Research assistant,

1 Family Medicine Department, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.
2, 5 SE Regional Center for Health Workforce Studies, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
3, 6 PRIMUS Group, Clinical Research Center, CHUS, Quebec, Canada.
4 University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

Correspondence: A Vanasse, Family Medicine Department, 3001 12th Avenue North, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada J1H 5N4 

Author contribution: Alain Vanasse: original concept, designed the project, literature review, wrote the first draft, contributed to drafts. Thomas Ricketts: original concept, literature review, contributed to drafts. Josiane Courteau: statistical analysis, contributed to drafts. Maria Gabriela Orzanco: literature review, contributed to drafts. Randy Randolph: supplied data, input data.

Citation: Vanasse A, Ricketts TC, Courteau J, Orzanco M, Randolph R, Asghari S.  Long term regional migration patterns of physicians over the course of their active practice careers. Rural and Remote Health (Internet) 2007; 7: 812. Available: (Accessed 18 October 2017)

Submitted: 28 June 2007
Revised: 19 October 2007
Published: 15 November 2007