Top 20 medical institutions ranked by percentage of primary care graduates

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This list highlights the 20 medical institutions that are the top producers of primary care graduates by percentage of total graduates, citing data from a recent study in Academic Medicine.

U.S. medical institutions need to do a much better job of churning out primary care physicians for many reasons - not the least of which is that the American public funds graduate medical education (GME) with about $13 billion in taxpayer money each year.

But some medical institutions are doing the job.

The list below highlights the 20 institutions that are the top producers of primary care graduates by percentage of total graduates, with the data supplied by a recent study in Academic Medicine that discusses the need to hold GME-sponsoring institutions accountable for developing America's future primary care physicians. (Of course, it should be noted that just because a student graduates in primary care doesn't mean he or she will end up practicing in primary care.)


The data encapsulates the years from 2006 to 2008, and applies to institutions with more than 200 graduates during those years.

1. University of Nevada School of MedicineReno, NV23954%
2. Bronx-Lebanon Hospital CenterBronx, NY28650%
3. Kaiser Permanente Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA28649%
4. Brooklyn Hospital CenterBrooklyn, NY22748%
5. James H. Quillen College of MedicineJohnson City, TN24047.1%
6. University of Kansas School of Medicine (Wichita)Witchita, KS23346.4%
7. Atlantic HealthFlorham Park, NJ24445.1%
8. UCSF Fresno Medical Education ProgramFresno, CA20641.8%
9. Advocate Lutheran General HospitalPark Ridge, IL20541.5%
10. Kaiser Permanente Medical GroupOakland, CA22741.4%
11. University of Illinois College of Medicine at PeoriaPeoria, IL20138.8%
12. New York Methodist HospitalBrooklyn, NY25638.3%
13. Southern Illinois University School of MedicineSpringfield, IL26836.6%
14. Long Island College HospitalBrooklyn, NY20335.5%
15. Wright State University School of MedicineDayton, OH34035.3%
16. Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolk, VA31334.8%
17. Grand Rapids Medical Education PartnersGrand Rapids, MI27833.5%
18. Brookdale University Hospital and Medical CenterBrooklyn, NY25733.1%
19. Good Samaritan Regional Medical CenterPhoenix, AZ23933.1%
20. Pitt County Memorial HospitalGreenville, NC32133%


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