Explore the relationships between medical graduate placements and areas with unmet physician demand.
The Residency Footprinting Mapper depicts the historical relationship between a family medicine residency program and its community, county, state, and, region. What is a footprint map? These maps depict the historical relationship between a program and its community, county, state, and region. The areas included in a program’s default 70% footprint have most consistently attracted program graduates. If this program had not existed, these areas may have fewer family physicians. Therefore, the footprint may indicate an area’s dependence on the program for its family physicians and primary care workforce. Areas with graduates that are outside the footprint are not unimportant, as many may be underserved areas. Residency programs can use these maps for internal reflection on whether they are fulfilling their missions, and to demonstrate their value to hospital and community leaders.