Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Outpatient Primary and Secondary Care
Slide content:Solving The Primary Care Crisis Shift in training focus Increased funding International Medical Graduates Recruitment Loan forgiveness and other financial inducements 17
Slide notes:The primary care crisis has several possible solutions. A shift in the focus of medical training from an emphasis on specialty care to an emphasis on primary care is needed. Increased funding for primary care education can increase the number of residency positions that are available to medical students. International medical graduates often fill primary care positions in underserved areas of the U.S., as these are positions that U.S. medical graduates are often unable or unwilling to fill. Financial incentives such as offering bonuses for choosing primary care, loan forgiveness, or other financial inducements may also help recruit more physicians into careers in primary care. 17