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The state of Vermont is currently faced with a primary care workforce shortage. There are currently not enough primary care physicians to meet Vermont's needs and the problem is expected to get worse. The primary care physician workforce is aging, there is an inability to recruit primary care providers to Vermont, and there is stagnant interest of medical students in fundamental primary care fields such as family medicine. The aim of this project is to examine the barriers medical students identify that decreases their interest in pursuing a career in primary care, specifically family medicine, and how systematic changes can be implemented to lead to increased interest in the field and future practice in Vermont.
Stowe Family Practice
Primary care, Primary care physician workforce shortage, Vermont
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Medical Education | Primary Care
Palanza, Kenneth Michael, "The Primary Care shortage in Vermont and Medical Student Interest in Primary Care" (2020). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 549.