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Primary Care Physicians Who Graduated from U.S. Medical Schools: Trends in Specialty, Gender, and Race and Ethnicity

October 2015 Analysis in Brief

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This Analysis in Brief reviews the trends of primary care physicians for MDs who graduated from LCME-accredited U.S. medical schools over the past three decades, paying special attention to the specialties of family/general medicine, general internal medicine, and pediatrics; differences in gender and race and ethnicity; and the proportion of primary care physicians by race and ethnicity. Understanding these trends may have implications for mitigating the physician shortage.

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