Do any of your pre-med students know what kind of specialty they want to choose after medical school?
Many already do. In fact, data tells us that many students who choose family medicine have decided upon the specialty before medical school. Are you advising them on their options for medical schools that support student choice of primary care?
What you should know as an advisor
Stats about the 2011 family medicine residents:
- Medical school graduates from publicly funded medical schools (9.9%) were more likely to be first-year family medicine residents than were residents from privately funded schools (6%).
- Mountain (12.6%) and West North Central (11.9%) regions reported the highest percentage of medical school graduates who were first-year residents in family medicine programs.
- New England (5.7%) and Middle Atlantic (5.4%) regions reported the lowest percentages.
- Approximately two in five of the medical school graduates (45.9%) entering a family medicine residency program as first-year residents entered a program in the same state where they graduated from medical school.
Specialize in the Human Family
Family physicians focus on the whole person. By building relationships with their patients over time, family physicians are able to develop a comprehensive understanding of their patients’ health, and offer insightful, personal guidance and treatment for every stage of life.