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Match day underscores interest in primary care
Modern Physician

Primary care was a winner in this year’s National Resident Matching Program match day, with the number of students choosing primary-care specialties rising by nearly 400 to 7,328, according to the NRMP, which brings together specialty programs with applicants using a computer program based on the preferences of both.

Primary care is getting more attention as a result of expected changes to healthcare, said Dr. Wayne Riley, president and CEO of Meharry Medical College in Nashville.

Meharry saw the percentage of its matches in primary care (not counting OB/GYN) rise to 62% from 53% last year, Riley said.