Income disparities shape medical student specialty choice

Venis Wilder, Martey S. Dodoo, Robert L. Phillips, Bridget Teevan, Andrew W. Bazemore, Stephen M. Petterson, Imam Xierali

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Currently, a gap of more than $135,000 separates the median annual subspecialist income from that of a primary care physician, yielding a $3.5 million difference in expected income over a lifetime. These income disparities dissuade medical students from selecting primary care and should be addressed to ensure sufficient patient access to primary care. copy; 2010 American Academy of Family Physicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 15 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice


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