AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. June 2005, Volume 7, Number 06

Ethics Poll

Training for Family Physicians

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

Residency training for family medicine should take place primarily in community-based ambulatory settings, not in hospital-based academic health centers.
The length of family medicine residency (currently 3 years) should be:
I would consider seeing a family medicine physician as my:
Changes in the economics of health care have made family medicine less attractive as a specialty choice for physicians.
Poll results reflect the opinions of visitors to the site who voluntarily answer the poll questions. Those visitors do not represent a random sample of Virtual Mentor readers. The viewpoints expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.