Invited Commentary

Commentary on “What Attracts Medical Students to Primary Care? A Nominal Group Evaluation”

Authors: Jacob A. Mitchell, BS, José E. Rodríguez, MD

Abstract

Weiland and colleagues1 should be commended for their work in the area of primary care choice that appears in this issue of the Southern Medical Journal. As our nation struggles with a primary care provider shortage, new and innovative strategies are required. This article describes the results of interviews with highly motivated medical students who were interested in primary care and who were financially incentivized with scholarships to pursue primary care specialties

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