Study: Fewer Young Doctors Opt for General Medicine
Less than one-quarter of young doctors finishing an internal medicine program choose a career in primary care over specialty medicine, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Higher salaries for specialty physicians tend to influence young doctors' choices, the study authors wrote. The average annual salary for a PCP in 2010 was $202,392, compared with $356,885 for medical specialists.
- "Most Internists Don't Plan To Stay in Primary Care" (Pittman, Reuters, 12/4).
- "Fewer Young Doctors Choosing General Internal Medicine Careers" (Robeznieks, Modern Healthcare, 12/4).