Table 3

Scenarios Projecting the Composition of Additional Residency Slots Needed in 2035

Primary Care Specialty2015 New Primary Care PhysiciansGIM to FM Ratio
Proportional to 2015 WorkforceProportional to 2015 ProductionDecreases From Diminished GIM Productiona
Family medicine3,7681109731,117
General internal medicine2,4121,486623479
GIM/FM ratio0.6413.470.640.43
Change in FM, %2.925.829.7
  • FM = family medicine; GIM = general internal medicine.

  • a GIM comprises 30% of the combined FM and GIM share of additional residents.