Medical Economics April 1, 2024
Richard Payerchin

AAFP president discusses state of primary care and its future with record number of family medicine slots this year.

The 2024 announcement of the National Resident Matching Program included a 92.9% fill rate for a record number of primary care positions.

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) said that is good news because there were 4,595 medical students and graduates matching into family medicine residency programs, and the 5,231 slots in 2024 were up 124 from last year.

AAFP President Steven P. Furr, MD, FAAFP, spoke to Medical Economics about the NRMP 2024 Match, and the current status and the future of primary care physicians. This transcript has been edited for length and clarity.

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