The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine held its annual graduation ceremony on Friday, May 24, at the Schuster Performing Arts Center. The graduating class included 106 medical students who will help fill the growing need for primary care physicians. Studies show that the millions of new enrollees in Obamacare and the aging population will lead to a need for as many as 45,000 more primary care physicians by 2020. The problem is most medical students tend to see primary care as less groundbreaking or prestigious than specialty fields. And many students enter more lucrative specialty fields to pay off student debt from medical schools.
Margarette Shegog knows she won't be "making the big bucks" as a primary care doctor working in an under-served minority community, but that's exactly what she plans to do after graduating from Wright State University's Boonshoft School of Medicine on Friday.
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