Tagged: family physician production
The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine examined the number of new family physicians being created every year and found medical schools continue to underproduce graduates who choose family medicine as their specialty. While this shouldn’t come as a surprise, given the group’s mission of advocating for family medicine and stance that primary care improves patient outcomes, reduces health disparities and lowers per-capita health care costs, another finding may be very well worth noting.
The percent of international medical school graduates in ACGME-accredited family medicine residency programs as first-year residents decreased from 38% in 2005 to 29% in 2015 and was roughly offset by the increase in DO graduates (from 16% in 2005 to 23% in 2015). Somehow we think if more international graduates were going into specialties, certain schools would be promoting it too loudly to be ignored.
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