Everyone knows that medical school and residency are stressful for young physicians. The AMA Alliance knows that the training years can be just as challenging for the physician's spouse. Our new blog offers resources to provide specific support for partners of physicians in training, as well as assistance in finding an Alliance in your area. We know that support for the family of medicine is most comforting when it is provided by the family of medicine. To learn more about the Young Member Connection please view our first blog entry here.
Monday, June 22, 2009
According to an article in the Washington Post, the increasing shortage of primary care physicians is due to lower salaries for these physicians, the desire for more flexible schedules, lower prestige, and doctors' desire for greater control over their lifestyle. Have these issues affected the career path of the physician in your family? What do you think it would take to attract more young physicians to primary care?