Very Few Medical Students Want To Be In Primary Care

September 10, 2008

A new study has shown that very few medical students in the U.S. want to have a career as a primary care doctor......Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study has shown that very few medical students in the U.S. want to have a career as a primary care doctor.

The study was led by Karen Hauer of the University of California, San Francisco, and was carried out via a survey of 1,117 medical students.

Out of all of those students, the survey found that only 24 wanted to go for a career as a primary care doctor.

The most popular field was internal medicine.  This was becuase of the fact that 23% of the students, or over 250 stated that they wanted a career in internal medicine.

The reason for this was due to the low salaries, and demanding job of a primary care doctor.

The report was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


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