Johanna Shapiro, PhD
Family medicine has made great strides toward becoming a research-based specialty, from generating a primary care research agenda to incorporating research training into faculty development programs. However, in most cases, new faculty joining family medicine departments remain insufficiently socialized to the research modality. Often, this deficiency is the result of limited or nonexistent exposure to primary care research during medical school and residency training. Studies have shown that medical school research experience is predictive of postgraduate research involvement. Historically, however, it has been difficult to interest medical students in family medicine as a research discipline.