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Program Promotes Primary Care Medicine to Students

Family medicine residents at UC-Davis are participating in a program to recruit high school students -- many of whom are from low-income or ethnic minority backgrounds -- to be primary care physicians. The California Academy of Family Physicians -- which, along with Sutter Health, helped launch the program last year -- estimates that as many as 30% of California family physicians will retire in the next few years and that the state's deficit will reach 17,000 physicians by 2015.

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