Thursday, January 21, 2010

Family Medicine research stats

I learned these numbers in a Family Medicine research meeting today:
  • Family medicine receives 0.20% of the NIH budget (compare this with 11.3% supporting pediatric research). 
  • 10 Family Medicine departments (7.6%) earn ~50% of all NIH Family Medicine awards. 
  • The average Family Medicine faculty member publishes less than 1 article per year and spends half a day or less each week on research. 

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