The Primary Care Physician Shortage

The Primary Care Physician Shortage

  • Feb 20, 2019
  • By Daniel Moses


In a recent article published by Newsday, they highlighted the recent news of New York University (NYU) deciding to open a tuition free school of medicine. One of the main factors for this decision is due to the growing shortage of primary care physicians in the United States. The article estimates by 2030 there could be a shortage of over 49,000 primary care physicians. NYU feels that offering this opportunity to their students can help combat this shortage.


At Xavier University School of Medicine our motto is “Cultivating Great Minds for Primary Care Physicians”.  Since our inception in 2004 we have made it our mission to help educate and train the next generation of primary care doctors. We recognize the need for primary care doctors both in the United States and globally, which is why we strive to provide high quality education at an affordable cost. Our tuition costs are a fraction of the price of United States Medical Schools, however because of the resources we provide to our students and the outstanding faculty at Xavier, the quality of the education is on par with these medical schools. In addition, President Ravishankar Bhooplapur wants to reiterate the current scholarships that we offer, that qualified students only have to pay $70,000 for their entire education (50% of tuition fees).


At XUSOM want to give our students the best chance to succeed, which is why we provide our students with the resources to do so, by using the best practices of medicine and the most up to date and current concepts taught by our outstanding faculty members. Our 100% first time pass rate on the USMLE Step 1 exam shows that we are successful in helping our students to reach their goals of becoming primary care physicians.


The primary care physician shortage is a problem that needs to be dealt with and at Xavier University School of Medicine we will continue to do our part in helping to solve this shortage by training the next generation of primary care physicians around the world.