Gap Between Preparation and Practice Among Early Career Family Physicians

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A recent study from researchers at the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and the Robert Graham Center in Washington, DC indicates early career family physicians reported much higher preparation to practice all clinical activities and procedures queried than what they reported providing.

A recent study from researchers at the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and the Robert Graham Center in Washington, DC indicates early career family physicians reported much higher preparation to practice all clinical activities and procedures queried than what they reported providing.

The data were gathered from the 2016 National Graduate Survey of ABFM Diplomates who completed residency in 2013 and included a series of paired dichotomous questions asking whether the respondent was prepared to practice and was practicing 25 specific services. The largest gaps between preparation and practice were for neonatal circumcision, maternity care, and pediatric hospital care.    

The complete article can be found at: http://www.jabfm.org/content/31/2/181.full

Correspondence and inquiries should be addressed to: Lars E. Peterson, MD, PhD, American Board of Family Medicine; 1648 McGrathiana Pkwy, Ste 550, Lexington, KY 40511; phone: 859-269-5626; email: lpeterson(at)theabfm.org;

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