Family Docs Speak: The Journey

Why Did You Choose Family Medicine?

For some doctors, choosing a career in family medicine was a difficult decision. For others, it was the easiest choice they’ve ever had to make…

In one of our earlier blog posts, we discussed how the predicted shortage of family physicians could affect the healthcare industry. We identified that the reason for the potential shortage isn’t just about the Supreme Court passing of the Affordable Care Act. It’s also due to the intentional lack of encouragement for medical students to enter primary care by some medical schools.

Fortunately, not all medical students let discouragement stop them from pursuing a career in family medicine.

At the 2012 AAFP Scientific Assembly in Philadelphia, we found many passionate family physicians who were more than happy to share what led them to choose a career in family medicine, despite the naysayers.

Be sure to come back next month when we highlight what a typical day looks like for a family physician in: Family Docs Speak: A Day in the Life


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