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More Brody graduates stay put in primary care fields

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(11/6/14) — Five years after they graduated, 35 of the 70 members of the Brody School of Medicine’s Class of 2008 were practicing primary care medicine. Among the four medical schools in North Carolina, that’s the best rate of producing the kind of doctors the state needs most, according to an annual report presented Oct. 24 to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.

Brody’s 50 percent rate of retaining its graduates in primary care fields five years after they graduated compares with 42 percent for UNC-Chapel Hill, 35 percent for Wake Forest University and 19 percent for Duke University, the report said.

Brody doctors also are more likely to remain in North Carolina to practice medicine. The report noted that 46 percent of Brody’s Class of 2008 were practicing medicine in the state in 2013. That compares with 37 percent for UNC-Chapel Hill, 29 percent for Wake Forest University and 17 percent for Duke University.