Family medicine draws more interest among medical students than any other subspecialty. 12% of medical students plan to pursue family medicine specialization after medical school graduation. Hooray!
Said in another way, only 5% of medical students rated their family medicine rotation as their “least favorite rotation.”
69% of the students chose their subspecialty because of “personal interest in the field.” (Which makes me wonder what the other 31% based their field on). The study did show that 1% made a selection because of income potential.
Good job, medical students, we need more primary care physicians. And, move to Nevada! We need you here.