The Supply of Physician Researchers and Support for Research Training
Part I of an Evaluation of the Hartford Fellowship Program
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This Note reviews the availability of physician researchers and of support for their training, and discusses the socioeconomic reasons for the observed trends. The authors conclude that competition in the medical care marketplace will continue to make research a more attractive career than it was in the early 1970s, and that the research training of physicians must improve, given the continued competition from Ph.D. biomedical researchers.
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