Study: Fewer med students training as primary care docs

April 26, 2011 2:27:32 PM PDT
Fewer med students are apparently training as primary care doctors, and that's going to make the shortage in these physicians even worse in years to come.

A new study finds the percentage of med students who want to go into general internal medicine has dropped sharply over the past two decades.

General internists are already said to be a shrinking force.

Authors of the study in the Archives of Internal Medicine say there really is a pending crisis in primary care in this country, particularly as many older Americans are retiring