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    Top 20 medical institutions ranked by percentage of primary care graduates

    U.S. medical institutions need to do a much better job of churning out primary care physicians for many reasons - not the least of which is that the American public funds graduate medical education (GME) with about $13 billion in taxpayer money each year.

    But some medical institutions are doing the job.

    The list below highlights the 20 institutions that are the top producers of primary care graduates by percentage of total graduates, with the data supplied by a recent study in Academic Medicine that discusses the need to hold GME-sponsoring institutions accountable for developing America's future primary care physicians. (Of course, it should be noted that just because a student graduates in primary care doesn't mean he or she will end up practicing in primary care.)

    The data encapsulates the years from 2006 to 2008, and applies to institutions with more than 200 graduates during those years.

    Institution Location Total # of graduates % of graduates in primary care
    1. University of Nevada School of Medicine Reno, NV 239 54%
    2. Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Bronx, NY 286 50%
    3. Kaiser Permanente Southern California Los Angeles, CA 286 49%
    4. Brooklyn Hospital Center Brooklyn, NY 227 48%
    5. James H. Quillen College of Medicine Johnson City, TN 240 47.1%
    6. University of Kansas School of Medicine (Wichita) Witchita, KS 233 46.4%
    7. Atlantic Health Florham Park, NJ 244 45.1%
    8. UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program Fresno, CA 206 41.8%
    9. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Park Ridge, IL 205 41.5%
    10. Kaiser Permanente Medical Group Oakland, CA 227 41.4%
    11. University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria Peoria, IL 201 38.8%
    12. New York Methodist Hospital Brooklyn, NY 256 38.3%
    13. Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Springfield, IL 268 36.6%
    14. Long Island College Hospital Brooklyn, NY 203 35.5%
    15. Wright State University School of Medicine Dayton, OH 340 35.3%
    16. Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk, VA 313 34.8%
    17. Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners Grand Rapids, MI 278 33.5%
    18. Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center Brooklyn, NY 257 33.1%
    19. Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center Phoenix, AZ 239 33.1%
    20. Pitt County Memorial Hospital Greenville, NC 321 33%


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    • Anonymous
      I agree with the first post. The listed organizations are not all medical schools. Who wrote/ reported this ? I personally know of schools who have much higher % grads in primary care.
    • Anonymous
      Well intended, but inaccurate. Check your facts, and use language that is accurate and not misleading. This list mixes medical schools and residency training programs. As far as I know Kaiser Permanente Medical Group is as its title states, a medical group, practicing physicians and other health care providers, and not a medical school. The UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program is the umbrella name for a residency program affiliated with UCSF, it is not UCSF medical school. Looking at the list there appear other residency training programs, affiliated with hospitals, that are also included.
    • Anonymous
      Great information... thanks Brandon -Dr.Richard Betoralski

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