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Medical Schools Honored For Their Contribution in Raising Percentage of Medical Students Entering Family Practice Residencies
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 03, 2002
American Academy of Family Physicians
(800) 274-2237, Ext. 5224
The AAFP initiated the Family Practice Percentage Awards in 1992 to honor medical schools for their efforts in educating and motivating students to choose careers as family physicians. This year’s awards recognize medical schools with the highest three-year average of graduates entering family practice residency training programs during the period from 1999-2001.
The AAFP presented five awards to medical schools in the Silver category, recognizing a three-year average between 25-29.9 percent of graduates entering family practice residency programs; and 13 schools received awards in the Bronze category for a three-year average between 20-24.9 percent. No medical schools, were eligible for the Gold category which recognizes medical schools that graduate more than 30 percent of their students into a family practice residency program.
Today’s family physicians are medical specialists trained to care for patients of all ages and both sexes. The AAFP is the only medical specialty organization devoted solely to primary care. The Academy represents more than 93,500 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students nationwide. Founded in 1947, it was the first national medical specialty organization to require its members to complete a minimum of 150 hours of accredited continuing medical education every three years.
|Medical School||City, State||Percent|
|Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University||Greenville, NC||27.1|
|University of South Dakota School of Medicine||Sioux Falls, S.D.||27|
|Wright State University School of Medicine||Dayton, Ohio||26.6|
|University of Arkansas College of Medicine||Little Rock, Ark||25.4|
|University of South Carolina School of Medicine||Columbia, SC||25|
|Medical School||City, State||Percent|
|University of Minnesota Medical School||Minneapolis, Minn.||24.1|
|University of Minnesota - Duluth School of Medicine*||Duluth, Minn.||24.1|
|Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Medicine||Portland, Ore.||24.1|
|Michigan State University College of Human Medicine||Lansing, Mich.||23.5|
|University of Washington School of Medicine||Seattle, Wash.||22.1|
|Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University||Huntington, WV||21.8|
|Mercer University School of Medicine||Macon, Ga.||21.7|
|University of Iowa College of Medicine||Iowa City, Ia||21.7|
|University of New Mexico School of Medicine||Albuquerque, NM||21.7|
|Southern Illinois University School of Medicine||Springfield, IL||21.6|
|University of Kansas School of Medicine||Kansas City, KS||20.8|
|University of Kansas - Wichita School of Medicine*||Wichita, KS||20.8|
|University of Hawaii at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine||Honolulu, Hawaii||20.6|
|Morehouse School of Medicine||Atlanta, Ga.||20.4|
|Loma Linda University School of Medicine||Loma Linda, Calif.||20.2|
|* affiliated campus|
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Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 110,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.
Approximately one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is 240 million office visits each year — nearly 87 million more than the next largest medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide more care for America’s underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care.
To learn more about the specialty of family medicine, the AAFP's positions on issues and clinical care, and for downloadable multi-media highlighting family medicine, visit www.aafp.org/media. For information about health care, health conditions and wellness, please visit the AAFP’s award-winning consumer website, www.FamilyDoctor.org.
The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine is the academic organization committed to improving and enhancing the quality of family medicine education.
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