Robert C. Bowman, M.D.
All self-designated FP and GP physicians in the US since 1965 from all US medical schools
Age and Physician Specialty graphics for increases, declines, and steadies
See also Age and Physician Specialty to compare FP with other choices and impact by age. The front line physicians all tend to be older.
Older Medical Student Career Choices and admissions pools and admissions changes over time
|US Med Grads since 1965||NonFP Docs||FP/GP Docs||% Choosing FP/GP||Number in Age Group||% of all US Grads|
|46 & up||604||332||35.5||936||0.19|
Distributions for rural and for underserved areas also increase. Rural origins, instate birth, lower income origins, choice of family medicine, and older age all work in additive fashions to result in over 50% rural location.
Compare FPGP vs nonFPGP office based primary care at Age and Family Medicine and Office Based Primary Care not FPGP
Older students would be a good source to explore for more family physicians
Older students plus accelerated FP programs was particularly successful see Accelerated Family Medicine Training Programs
Different medical students add to the Physician Workforce Greatly Cost, Quality, Access, and Physician Workforce Expansion
Family Physicians Are Different
Side Effects of Selecting for Family Medicine
Medicine, Education, and Social Status
Physician Workforce Studies