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Am Fam Physician. 2003 Oct 15;68(8):1484.

The U.S. primary care physician workforce: persistently declining interest in primary care medical specialties.

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  • 1Robert Graham Center, Policy Studies in Family Practice and Primary Care, 1350 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 950, Washington, DC 20036, USA.


A persistent, six-year trend in the choice of specialty training by U.S. medical students threatens the adequacy of the physician workforce of the United States. This pattern should be reversed and requires the attention of policy makers and medical educators.

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