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Primary Docs Centerpiece of Reform, but Where Are They?
California Healthline

Neil Parker remembers the time fondly. He’s an internist and now the senior associate dean for student affairs at UCLA’s medical school, but two decades ago he was helping state legislators craft the language for a landmark law that would have required at least half of all UC medical school graduates to be primary care physicians — and 40% of those primary care doctors would have had to go into family practice. It would have meant a huge shift toward primary care for California’s health system.