The Workforce Outcomes of Physicians Completing Residency Programs in North Carolina

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North Carolina Session Law 2017-57, Section 11J.2, the Current Operations Appropriations Act of 2017, directed the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and The University of North Carolina (UNC) to assess the degree to which physician training programs in North Carolina meet the healthcare needs of North Carolina’s citizens. The Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill conducted the analysis and reported findings to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services and the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee. The report concludes that GME programs in the state are not providing the workforce needed to meet population health needs. Of graduates who completed training between 2008-2011, 43% remained in NC and only 3% were in practice in rural North Carolina.

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Date: January 2018

Authors: Erin Fraher, Julie Spero, Evan Galloway, Jim Terry

Suggested citation: Fraher EP, Spero JC, Galloway E, Terry J. The Workforce Outcomes of Physicians Completing Residency Programs in North Carolina. Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. January 2018.