Residency Footprinting Mapper

Please note that access and use of the residency footprinting mapper is only intended for members of residency programs, departments, medical membership associations, and AAFP chapters. Do you belong to one of these groups?



What is a footprint map? These maps depict the historical relationship between a program and its community, state, and region. The areas incorporated in the 70% threshold footprint have most consistently attracted program graduates and may not have had as many family physicians if the program had not existed. In this regard, the footprint may indicate an area's measure of dependence on the program for its family physicians. 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 about whether they are fulfilling their missions, and to demonstrate their value to hospital and community leaders.

Start by selecting a state and then selecting one or more residency programs within that state. Adjust the threshold slider bar to see where the majority of graduates are practicing. Turn on the “Simulated Shortage Areas” to see where population-to-physician ratio is at, or below, the set threshold. Select “withdraw physicians from selected program(s)” to see which counties would have a primary care physician-to-population ratio lower than that which you have selected, if graduates from those programs were no longer practicing in those counties.

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