Fifteen U.S. medical schools in 12 states have received $3.5 million in grants under the second round of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars Program.
Each school received as much as $240,000 for four years.
The grants will be used to support salary and research costs for one faculty member in family medicine, general pediatrics or internal medicine.
The Princeton, N.J.-based foundation selected faculty scholars who will serve as role models for students considering careers in general medicine.
In 1993, less than 20% of graduating medical students intended to become generalists, the foundation said.