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A survey of Sub-Saharan African medical schools

Overview of attention for article published in Human Resources for Health, February 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)

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Title
A survey of Sub-Saharan African medical schools
Published in
Human Resources for Health, February 2012
DOI 10.1186/1478-4491-10-4
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Authors

Candice Chen, Eric Buch, Travis Wassermann, Seble Frehywot, Fitzhugh Mullan, Francis Omaswa, S Ryan Greysen, Joseph C Kolars, Delanyo Dovlo, Diaa Eldin El Gali Abu Bakr, Abraham Haileamlak, Abdel Karim Koumare, Emiola Oluwabunmi Olapade-Olaopa

Abstract

Sub-Saharan Africa suffers a disproportionate share of the world's burden of disease while having some of the world's greatest health care workforce shortages. Doctors are an important component of any high functioning health care system. However, efforts to strengthen the doctor workforce in the region have been limited by a small number of medical schools with limited enrolments, international migration of graduates, poor geographic distribution of doctors, and insufficient data on medical schools. The goal of the Sub-Saharan African Medical Schools Study (SAMSS) is to increase the level of understanding and expand the baseline data on medical schools in the region.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 2 2%
United States 2 2%
Japan 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Unknown 101 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 18 16%
Student > Master 17 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 12%
Student > Bachelor 10 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 8%
Other 43 39%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 47 43%
Social Sciences 16 15%
Unspecified 13 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 7 6%
Other 19 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 33. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 September 2012.
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#438,221
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