The University of Minnesota Medical School is top in the nation in the number of graduates entering family medicine. Dr. Mac Baird says 19-percent of their grads pursued a family medicine residency over the past three years, more than twice the national rate.
Baird says the U-of-M’s program produced 42 family medicine graduates in 2015 and was one of just ten U.S. schools with 30 or more graduates entering the specialty.
In order to maintain this success Dr. Mac Baird says:
For several years the university’s medical programs were funded in part through the state’s tobacco settlement monies. That fund was depleted when lawmakers used it to balance part of the state budget.