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Two hospitals cut family practice training

Arizona Republic, January 2, 2009
Two Phoenix-area hospital systems have ended their training programs for family-practice physicians, citing economic concerns and also fewer young doctors choosing family medicine. While family doctors can help patients manage their health and stave off troublesome and costly medical conditions, the prospect of a career in this area is becoming a less appealing option for medical students because it typically pays far less than what a surgeon or dermatologist can pocket.