Sponsoring Institutions with Five or Fewer Residency Programs Produce a Larger Proportion of General Internists and Family Physicians

J Am Board Fam Med. 2016 May-Jun;29(3):301-2. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2016.03.150108.


Policymakers are increasingly interested in addressing the US primary care physician shortage and achieving measurable accountability for the products of the nation's $15 billion investment in graduate medical education (GME). Using one such measure, we found that sponsoring institutions (SIs) with ≤5 residency programs produce a higher percentage of general internists and family physicians than larger SIs.

Keywords: Family Practice; Health Policy; Primary Health Care.

MeSH terms

  • Education, Medical, Graduate / statistics & numerical data*
  • Family Practice*
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency / statistics & numerical data*
  • Physicians, Family / statistics & numerical data*
  • Physicians, Primary Care / statistics & numerical data*
  • Primary Health Care*
  • United States
  • Workforce