Cincinnati—The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) gave a
Bronze Achievement Award to the UC College of Medicine to recognize its
efforts in producing graduates who enter the specialty of family
practice. A three-year average (as of October, 1998) showed that 20
percent, or one of every five UC medical students, chose to enter an
accredited family practice residency program upon graduation.
Warshaw, MD, professor and acting chair of the Department of Family
Medicine says "Although national trends can influence the number of
family practice residents found in any given year, Rick Ricer, MD,
professor and coordinator of the Family Medicine Predoctoral Program,
and Jeffrey Heck, MD, professor of clinical family medicine and
residency director, make concentrated efforts to educate medical
students about family medicine."