Medical students saying 'no thanks' to family medicine as primary care crisis worsens, doctors say

Ottawa Citizen

Mar 22, 2024

Medical students saying 'no thanks' to family medicine as primary care crisis worsens, doctors say

The recent Match Day for medical students highlights the worsening primary care crisis, notably in Ontario. Across Canada, 252 family medicine positions remain unfilled, with Ontario accounting for 108 vacancies in the first round. This trend indicates a diminishing interest in family medicine among students. Issues like inadequate government support and burdensome administrative tasks exacerbate the situation.

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