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ECU receives national award for sending graduates into family medicine

April 27, 2012

By Doug Boyd

ECU News Services

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is one of the top medical schools in the country for sending graduates into family medicine, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Based on a three-year average for the period ending last October, 20.9 percent of the school’s graduates have entered an accredited family medicine residency program. That ranked ECU first in the country and marked the sixth consecutive year ECU has been ranked in the top 10.

Representatives of the Brody School of Medicine and the other schools were recognized at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine meeting this week in Seattle.

On March 16, 22 percent of Brody’s graduating students matched with family medicine residency programs during the school’s annual Match Day.

The AAFP is a national medical association representing more than 94,000 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students interested in family medicine. Family physicians are medical specialists trained in the diagnosis and treatment of the majority of medical problems. Family physicians care for people of all ages and both sexes.

The STFM is an academic organization committed to improving the quality of education in family medicine.

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