Title of Proposal: State Primary Care Residency Incentive
On behalf of: Kenneth Qiu
Describe the Idea or Issue:
Like the rest of the nation, Virginia faces a looming physician shortage, especially in primary care. Virginia has 4 MD schools which each produce excellent physicians, including VCU which has a nationally renowned FM stat program to attract future family physicians. However, upon graduation, rarely do more than 50%, on average 30%, of those who match into family medicine stay in the state despite locally having around 10 residency programs.
MSV should support state funding to incentive medical students stay in Virginia for residency, specifically in primary care, mostly in family medicine. Scholarships, loan repayment, or other forms of financing could be set up to draw those students interested in family medicine to stay in the state for residency and statistically to practice.
UVA, VCU, EVMS match lists
VAFP residency program listings