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Steven Zweig, MD, chair of family and community medicine at MU (left), and Elizabeth Garrett, MD, William C. Allen Professor of Family and Community Medicine at MU, accept an award from Jeffrey Cain, MD, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, that recognizes MU for ranking among the top schools for producing physicians who enter family medicine.


MU Ranked Among Top Schools For Training Family Medicine Physicians


Family medicine program among 12 recognized by national academy

At a time when the country is experiencing a shortage of primary care physicians, the University of Missouri School of Medicine is bolstering the nation's family medicine workforce. MU is one of 12 medical schools to be recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians for its contributions to the field of family medicine.

Each year during the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine spring conference, the AAFP recognizes schools that — during a consecutive three-year period — graduated the greatest percentage of students who chose first-year residency positions to train as family medicine physicians. Of the medical school's graduates, 15.4 percent entered family medicine care.

"The role of family physicians is increasingly vital in ensuring that Americans have access to much needed care," said Steven Zweig, chair and Paul Revare, MD, Family Professor in Family Medicine at MU. "It is an honor for our school to be recognized for the contributions of our faculty and staff in training future family physicians."

Schools recognized by AAFP employ several initiatives that support students in becoming family physicians. Those initiatives include student outreach efforts, admissions policies that target students from rural and medically underserved areas, clinical rotations that emphasize experience in family medicine, faculty involvement in medical school committees, strong family medicine interest groups and financial aid packages.

Family physicians provide more care for America's underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty. Approximately one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians, equating to 240 million patient visits each year.

MU has focused on educating physicians for Missouri for more than 165 years. More of the state's physicians received their medical degrees from MU than from any other university. MU's medical school is also nationally ranked in primary care. The school's family and community medicine department has ranked in the top 10 nationally for the last 20 years.

Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 110,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.





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