September 21st, 2014
I ran across this dated article today on Medscape and was surprised by the optimism it presented to the Primary Care setting. Hoping that ASD screening could be fully integrated into a Family Medicine, Family Practice, or Internal Medicine role was a noble but impractical objective. There exists a continued growing rise of hospital medicine needs with more and more primary care physicians choosing to enter that role because the job market is exploding, leaving little pressure to expand the scope of those medical specialties. The field of medicine needs FM, FP and IM physicians more than ever and compelling them to take on more adjunct industry knowledge must wait until the field stabilizes, if it ever does.