Fewer than 25% of new docs pursue primary care, study shows

06/16/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Amid an existing shortage of primary care doctors, data on nearly 9,000 new U.S. physicians revealed fewer than a quarter pursued a career in primary care, while just 5% elected to practice in rural communities. The situation is likely to worsen without changes in the physician training system, the study's lead author noted. The work was published in the journal Academic Medicine.

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