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Family or Internal Medicine?

Posted by medliorator on December 6, 2008

Does family medicine training close doors?
Some argue pro and some con.  When examined objectively, family medicine opens many doors but does close some doors.  Choosing family medicine clearly leads to primary care or a closely related field.  Internal medicine still often leads to subspecialty training.  Many more internists become hospitalists than do family physicians.  I suspect that occurs due to a combination of ones preferences in selecting a specialty and the impact of the training.

Of course as an internist I am biased about the value of inpatient adult medicine education.

Once again, both choices are legitimate and desirable.  You should choose the one which fits your personality and your career goals.

Family medicine vs internal medicine II [DB’s Medical Rants]

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