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J Am Board Fam Med. 2018 Mar-Apr;31(2):181-182. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2018.02.170359.

Wide Gap between Preparation and Scope of Practice of Early Career Family Physicians.

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1
From the American Board of Family Medicine, Lexington, KY (LEP, BF, JCP); the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington (LEP); and the Robert Graham Center, Washington, DC (AWB). lpeterson@theabfm.org.
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From the American Board of Family Medicine, Lexington, KY (LEP, BF, JCP); the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington (LEP); and the Robert Graham Center, Washington, DC (AWB).

Abstract

We found substantial gaps between preparation for, and practice of, early career family physicians in nearly all clinical practice areas. With reported intentions of graduates for a broad scope of practice, gaps between practice and preparation suggest family physicians early in their careers may not be finding opportunities to provide comprehensive care.

KEYWORDS:

Comprehensive Health Care; Family Physicians; Practice Gaps

PMID:
29535233
DOI:
10.3122/jabfm.2018.02.170359
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Conflict of interest statement

Conflict of interest: LEP, BF, and JCP are employees of the American Board of Family Medicine.

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