More than half of family physicians would give up their practices for something else if they had the chance. Only 2% of medical students are willing to become primary care physicians. All this is due to insurance industry and gov't regulations both out of control. With the promise of "Universal Healthcare" there will be more burden on the few physicians left to treat many more patients for much less return.
There is no reason for the best and brightest to be attracted to these professions and it's only going to get worse.