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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 Medicine
Reno, NV
239
54%
2. Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
Bronx, NY
286
50%
3. Kaiser Permanente Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
286
49%
4. Brooklyn Hospital Center
Brooklyn, NY
227
48%
5. James H. Quillen College of Medicine
Johnson City, TN
240
47.1%
6. University of Kansas School of Medicine (Wichita)
Witchita, KS
233
46.4%
7. Atlantic Health
Florham Park, NJ
244
45.1%
8. UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program
Fresno, CA
206
41.8%
9. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Park Ridge, IL
205
41.5%
10. Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
Oakland, CA
227
41.4%
11. University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Peoria, IL
201
38.8%
12. New York Methodist Hospital
Brooklyn, NY
256
38.3%
13. Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield, IL
268
36.6%
14. Long Island College Hospital
Brooklyn, NY
203
35.5%
15. Wright State University School of Medicine
Dayton, OH
340
35.3%
16. Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA
313
34.8%
17. Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners
Grand Rapids, MI
278
33.5%
18. Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY
257
33.1%
19. Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ
239
33.1%
20. Pitt County Memorial Hospital
Greenville, NC
321
33%

 

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