Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Influence of a rural background on a medical student's decision to specialize in family medicine

Richard  Pretorius

Richard Pretorius

qualifications: MD, MPH

contribution: original concept, designed the project, literature review, supervised data collection, statistical analysis, wrote the first draft, contributed to drafts

position: Associate professor

United States

Richard is a family physician who is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University at Buffalo. He was raised in a rural area in a medical household and practiced in a rural area prior to his current position. He is interested in medical education and rural workforce issues.


David  Milling

David Milling

qualifications: MD

contribution: devised survey tool, supplied data, supervised data collection, contributed to drafts

position: Associate professor, Assistant dean for Multicultural Affairs

United States

David Milling is an associate professor at the University at Buffalo where he is the Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs and the Director of the Clinical Competency Center.


Denise  McGuigan

Denise McGuigan

qualifications: MSEd

contribution: literature review, statistical analysis, supervised data collection, contributed to drafts

position: Associate director, Office of Medical Student Education, Department of Family Medicine

United States

Denise McGuigan has worked in medical education at the University at Buffalo for over a decade. She is in the Department of Family Medicine were she is the Associate Director of the Office of Medical Student Education.


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