Incentives May Be Needed To Increase The Number Of Primary Care Physicians

Norman Edelman,  former Robert Wood Johnson Medical School dean, heads a survey study of institutions with ACGME-accredited residency programs. Hospitals are looking to start or expand residency programs mostly in NON-primary care fields, including emergency medicine, plastic surgery, radiology, general surgery and neurology. There were also projected increases in program slots in pediatrics and internal medicine, but most internal medicine residents pursue subspecialty care training. – Laura Willett, MD

Edelman NH, Goldsteen RL, Goldsteen K, Yagudayev S, Lima F, Chiu L. Institutions With Accredited Residencies in New York State With an Interest in Developing New Residencies or Expanding Existing Ones.  Acad Med. 2013 Sep;88(9):1287-1292.

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