Grant Seeks to Address Shortage of Family Physicians in NC

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of North Carolina (BCBSNC) announced this week a $1.8 million grant to the NC Academy of Family Physicians (NCAFP) for a mentoring program to help address the shortage of family physicians in North Carolina.  Projections show that the state will need 4,700 family physicians by 2020. Read more about how the this innovative program will help increase medical students’ exposure to family medicine and encourage more of the state’s medical students to pursue a career in family medicine.


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  • Robert Hollingsworth, DHSc, PA-C

    I think this is a great idea and a generous contribution. It would be wonderful if the medical board or the medical schools would be less resistant to medical students spending time with experienced PA’s who are running or practicing solo in rural health clinics. We would be happy to give those students a taste of our life and the enormous satisfaction that comes with the responsibility of caring for “country folks” and those living in rural North Carolina.

    Heck….call me, I’ll host one anytime.

    Robert Hollingsworth, DHSc, PA-C
    SRMC Red Springs Family medicine Clinic