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More residents entering family medicine, AAFP says
Modern Physician

More U.S. medical school graduates are choosing family medicine, according to a residency census conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

The AAFP reports that more than 67% of family medicine residents this year graduated from U.S. allopathic or osteopathic medical schools. That rate has been rising since 2009, when it was at 58%. “This is another indicator that medical students realize primary care is the foundation of healthcare,” Dr. Perry Pugno, AAFP’s VP for medical education, said in a news release.