Moving Into the Real World: From Training to Practice

  • Marilyn Little
  • Franklyn D. Dornfest


In the late 1970s, as family medicine moved into its second decade of training physicians, medical educators anxiously inquired about the activities and placements of their graduates. As a new specialty, family practice had to demonstrate that its graduates could establish successful practices in the community. Surveys sought answers to these important questions: Were the graduates of the new residency programs successful in establishing stable practices? Did these new physicians find their practices sufficiently satisfying to remain in primary care, or did they migrate from the discipline into other specialties? To what extent did medical communities accept these family physicians, as indicated by opportunities to acquire hospital privileges?


Family Physician Private Practice Residency Training Family Practice Community Clinic 
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  • Marilyn Little
  • Franklyn D. Dornfest

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