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Reforms for cost of medical education and payment models
still needed to increase general internal medicine and primary care
Philadelphia, March 21, 2014 — The number of U.S. senior medical
students choosing categorical internal medicine residencies
increased slightly for the fifth consecutive year. According to the
2014 National Resident Matching Program, 3,167 U.S. medical school
seniors matched for residency training in internal medicine.
Categorical internal medicine enrollment numbers were 3,135 in
2013, 2,941 in 2012, 2,940 in 2011, and 2,772 in 2010.
"While the number of U.S. medical students choosing internal
medicine residencies continues in an upward trend, the exorbitant
cost of medical education with the resulting financial burden on
medical students and residents along with problematic payment
models and administrative hassles are barriers to a career in
general internal medicine and primary care," said Patrick Alguire,
MD, FACP, senior vice president for medical education, American
College of Physicians (ACP), the nation's largest medical specialty
organization. "General internists and other primary care physicians
are the heart of a high performing, accessible, and high quality
health care system."
The 2014 match also showed a slight increase of U.S. medical
graduates who matched in Internal Medicine-Primary Care (202 in
2014, 200 in 2013, 186 in 2012, 166 in 2011, and 156 in 2010) but a
decrease in Medicine-Pediatrics (284 in 2014, 312 in 2013, 276 in
2012, 309 in 2011, and 299 in 2010).
The 2014 match for internal medicine is still well below the
3,884 U.S. medical school graduates that chose internal medicine
residency programs in 1985.
The great majority of current internal medicine residents will
ultimately enter a subspecialty of internal medicine, such as
cardiology or gastroenterology. Only about 20 to 25 percent of
internal medicine residents eventually choose to specialize in
general internal medicine, compared with 54 percent in 1998,
according to ACP.
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