Idaho ranks 49th in the nation for primary care physicians per capita. That's according to Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, which is hoping a new residency program will help to fix that. By 2028, the state of Idaho hopes to increase its total medical residents by nearly 300 percent. That's why Family Medicine Residency of Idaho teamed up with St. Luke’s hospital in Nampa to launch a medical residency program early this month.
The state of Idaho recognized the need, therefore implementing Idaho's Ten Year Graduate Medical Education Plan, designed to grow residency programs in Idaho from 141 residents in training in 2017, to 356 residents in training by 2028. A nearly 256 percent increase And while adding residents in training to the state is a bonus, the real success is getting a good portion of those residents to stay and practice in our state. Of all Family Medicine Residency of Idaho students, 53 percent are practicing in Idaho.