Fewer med students choosing primary care

    Med students agree: internal medicine is interesting and honorable. But it’s a lot of work for little payout. So they’re choosing other career routes, much like you took home ec in high school instead of honors calculus.

    WHYY’s Carolyn Beeler talked to the internist who authored the NYU study, and to med students and practitioners who explain why primary care has become and unappealing career and what some possible solutions are.


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