Skip to main content

Few pre-med students hope to go into primary care

A 2012 study by researchers from NC State University, East Carolina University and Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine found that students who valued earning a high salary or anticipated having a lot of student debt were significantly more likely to enter a medical specialty, even if they went to medical school with the intention of becoming a primary care physician. Research by Lori Foster Thompson, psychology, featured. (See also NC State’s related newsroom story.