Michael Karpf, MD; Gerald S. Levey, MD
In response to a perceived need for an increase in primary care services, Congress passed the Health Professional Educational Assistance Act (PL 94-484) in 1976. This legislation stimulated the development of organized primary care programs that emphasized teaching in ambulatory care settings; psychosocial issues; and, most importantly, a defined curriculum. In this issue, Noble and colleagues (1) essentially give a 10-year progress report on the effects of this legislation. Their data suggest that, compared with graduates from categorical programs, these graduates tend more often to select careers in primary care; to have at least equal, and possibly greater, success in
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
Karpf M, Levey GS. Training Primary Care Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 1992;116:514–515. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-6-514
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(6):514-515.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only