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It documents that GPs are different from FPs in personal and professional characteristics and in training and credentials. Significance level was set at P = 0.05, with 2-sided tests. Top countries of origin were the Philippines (15.6%), Cuba (13.7%), and India (13.5%). To read or post commentaries in response to this article, see it online at http://www.AnnFamMed.org/content/18/2/127. Enter multiple addresses on separate lines or separate them with commas. Even if many GPs are aging out of the primary care workforce in greater numbers than FPs, they are still primary care providers in many communities. Non-US medical graduates made up 41% of GPs, but 23% of FPs. RESULTS Of the physicians identified, 6,661 self-designated as GPs and 95,943 self-designated as FPs. Data sources: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement guided the literature search (CINAHL, PubMed, and Cochrane Library) and interpretation of findings. Already have an account? To avoid misunderstanding the dynamics of contemporary family medicine and primary care, the 2 groups should be analyzed separately because not doing so risks misclassification bias and may obscure important differences. Prepare to become a physician, build your knowledge, lead a health care organization, and advance your career with NEJM Group information and services. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) was founded in 1954 by a group of 11 charter members who saw that together they could direct the focus of equine veterinary medicine. General Medicine College of America, Inc.: Click here to go to the website of the General Medicine College of America, Inc. (College). The study used linking databases (American Medical Association Masterfile, American Board of Family Medicine [ABFM], Area Health Resource File, Medicare Public Use File) to examine personal, professional, and practice characteristics. 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