Medical students increasingly turn to primary care, data show

03/18/2013 | AAFP News Now · Modern Physician (free registration)

The number of medical students choosing family medicine as their specialty increased for the fourth consecutive year, according to data from the 2013 National Resident Matching Program, with 2,938 residency positions filled out of 3,062 offered. Overall, the number of medical students opting for primary care reached 7,328 this year, an increase of nearly 400, while the number of primary care matches also rose because of an increased number of residency positions available. AAFP President Jeff Cain, M.D., said the data represent a "call to action moment" and show primary care is a solution to the country's health care challenges.

View Full Article in:

AAFP News Now · Modern Physician (free registration)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Regulatory Counsel
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Pharmacy Care Manager
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Arlington, VA
Vice President, Commercial Markets
Meridian Health
Neptune, NJ
Health Plan CEO – Oregon
Trillium Community Health Plan
Eugene, OR
Director of Operations - GBS
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN