GP training is gasping for air - the lake is drying up
Is the river source of new GPs drying up? In a few years from now, will we be left with fewer and older GPs wondering where did it all go wrong?
Thirty years ago, 40% of medical graduates ended up becoming GPs; a decade later, that had fallen to 35%.1
Now, only 15 % of medical students want to be a GP.2
In 2009, there were about the same number of GPs as specialists