primary care

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    Questions about Primary Care

    Hello all. I'm a second-year IM resident. I always thought I wanted to do Hospital Medicine. Studied really hard (still do), got praised extensively in my program by staff, nurses, PD, and colleagues. But recently I've been developing a subtle case of the surreptitious little bastard adequately...
  2. Doohickey550

    Do I really need board certification?

    Hi all, For those out there who run their own practices, especially if you run a direct primary care practice, how important is it to have/maintain board certification? My plan after residency is to own my own DPC practice where I will not be taking insurance, nor will I be interested in...
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    504 MCAT Helppp

  4. BorntobeDO?

    The super positive most respected DO thread

    Warning: This thread is only for dangerously positive sentiment that might stretch beyond the confines of reality. And memes, lots of DO memes It has come to my attention that certain OMS's with 275 steps and 830 comlex have not been receiving the validation their achievements require from the...
  5. LindaAccepted

    Medical Primary Care, Academic Medicine, and Medical School Rankings: An Interview With Dr. Kenny Lin

    Interview with Dr. Kenny Lin, family practitioner, medical school faculty-member and blogger [Show Summary] Dr. Kenny Lin is a graduate of Harvard, NYU Medical, and Johns Hopkins, and today is on faculty at Georgetown Medical, Johns Hopkins, and Uniformed Services University of the Health...
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    Pursuing an Master of Divinity before or after Medical School (Earning multiple degrees)

    Hello SDN, I had a question about pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree either before or after seminary. I am an evangelical Christian (open to advice from whoever) who loves to study the Bible and theology, I'd love to be involved in church ministry. At the same time I love science and...
  7. R

    Primary care prior to rheumatology

    I did primary care for a few years and now applying for rheumatology. Would this count against me? how should I approach explaining this so it would be in my favor? Thanks for your help.
  8. S

    New IM resident- book suggestion for continuity clinics

    Hi, I just started my IM residency and I was looking for a book for primary care clinics where I can get specific info about patient instructions. For eg- Instructions to give to patients with GERD or osteoarthritis etc. Also, this Info I can add in my assessment and plan as well that Pt was...
  9. S

    DPC summit

    Hey! Anyone going to the DPC Summit in Chicago June 28-30th? Hoping to meet up with other residents who might be there! Thanks!
  10. LindaAccepted

    Medical MS4, Blogger and Football Fan

    Learn how real students navigate their way through the medical school admissions process and med school itself with our What is Medical School Really Like? series. Meet Ashley, an MS4 at PCOM Ashley, thank you for sharing your story with us! Which medical school do you attend? Any favorite...
  11. _Kvothe_

    MD Thoughts on Triple Boards - underserved areas?

    I just wanted to gather people's thoughts on programs like Triple Boards and their utility in underserved areas. I currently live in a state that's mostly underserved, and I see myself practicing here in primary care. When I talked to my FM preceptor she mentioned that she rarely refers patients...
  12. K

    Research: Does Clinical vs. Bench matter?

    So I'm currently doing my masters and have the opportunity to do some research this summer. There are two programs that I'm interested in. One is a clinical / rural & community health research program working on Telemedicine and the other is bench research working with Pediatric Oncology. I'm...
  13. A

    FM practice setup sustainability?

    Hi all, I work as a scribe for a PP family practitioner. So far, it's been great and I continue to see myself as a family doc in the future. However, something that confuses me are the different ways physicians in the practice have set up their schedule. So far, it's been about half seeing ~25...
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    Super torn between pre-med and NP - advice?

    I’m considering being either a pediatrician or a pediatric nurse practitioner. I don’t know whether I want to work in primary care (I am considering psych or urology as well, having had experience as a pediatric patient in both myself.) I also have a passion for rural healthcare. I’ve heard...
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    Building DPC practices

    How many folks have started the process of evaluating the DPC opportunity in your areas? What tools are you using to do opportunity analysis? How are you creating projections for patient load and patient recruitment? I am looking for primary/family care physicians in the southeast who want to...
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    Primary Care

    Hey everyone! I've recently become quite interested in primary care, and I'm wondering if anyone could give me some information. I'd like to know which med schools have programs that are primary care focused - for example, they prefer to accept those going into primary care, they only train PC...
  17. L

    Primary Care Advice

    Hey everyone! I've recently become quite interested in primary care, and I'm wondering if anyone could give me some information. I'd like to know which med schools have programs that are primary care focused - for example, they prefer to accept those going into primary care, they only train PC...
  18. S

    Primary Care or Urgent Care Job Hunt - Is there a classifieds?

    I'm in search of a job in Primary Care or Urgent Care in Washington state. I was curious if anyone is aware of a commonly used and well-kept "classifieds" website that exists for these specialties. I'm finding that the big groups advertise on their websites, but I'd like to keep in mind any...
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    Year off between Medical School and Residency

    I am a MS3 and will soon be an MS4. I want to take an Year off between medical school and residency. What are the pros and cons? What can I do to help my chances? I have a few reasons, for needing the time off. 1. I want an MPH, for knowledge purpose and because I eventually want a leadership...
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    MD & DO Doctors creating addicts?

    Is anyone else concerned about the way SOME doctors are pumping out addictive substances? I've done a few rotations through a lot of clinics now, and MOST doctors are cutting back on prescribing controlled substances. And if they're not trying to cutback on prescribing these medications, then...
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    How do you deal with the paperwork in family medicine/primary care

    Hi guys, I am a 3rd year med student who really likes outpatient medicine, and is highly considering family medicine. What gets me down is hearing the huge amount of paperwork that is somehow more unique to primary care. However, there may be hope as I hear conflicting things on the amount of...
  22. D

    I want to work in family medicine/ primary care.

    I am a current freshman in college and I go to a community college. I have though about going to medical school but I really don’t see myself going that route and have read that if you want to go into primary care you shouldn’t go to Med school because you rack up so much debt. I love the...
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    Any schools with strong public health programs?

    thank you!
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    Physician Compensation Annual Change 2010-2016 By Specialty (Medscape Compilation)

    While looking at physician salary there have been large changes year-to-year; and I wanted to get a more normative picture of how compensation has changed which might explain/predict trends. Below are the charts showing the change in salary in percentage and total amount from year-to-year for...
  25. thinking123

    Exploring Careers in Primary Care Webinar 10/11 5PM PT

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    Position Swap Swap PGY2 (preferred) or PGY1

    I am currently a resident in central United States and wanted to swap for a PGY2 (preferred) if not a PGY1 position. I have no preference to which part of the United States. Please message me for details. Thank you for your time
  27. HopefulDoc91

    Is not shadowing a primary care doc hurting my app?

    I know how much DO emphasizes primary care, so would it hurt my app if I don't shadow a primary care doc? I worked with radiologists for 1 year, and I have been working for an orthopedic surgeon for 7 months now. I also shadowed a cardiologist, pulmonologist, and infectious disease doctor. I...
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    Are primary care and academic medicine mutually exclusive?

    Can I list both academic medicine and primary care as interests if schools were to ask this question? Particularly if the school focuses on primary care? I just don't often see/hear about PCPs doing research or working in large teaching hospitals etc.
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    Position Wanted Looking for PGY1 IM. Sound record

    I,m looking for any opening, unfilled position or other opportunity arising in any Internal Medicine Residency Program. I,m an ECFMG Certified IMG. Done with Step1,2 & 3. Decent Scores. US Clinical Experience including hands on externships US research Experience + Abstracts. US LOR's Committed &...
  30. Babbitt4MVP

    Do all schools want you to go into primary care?

    I realize the simple answer is no. But I have heard a lot of emphasis on this given our shortage of primary care docs, and more than a few schools specifically mention it in their mission statement. I personally don't want to be a primary care doctor. I've shadowed one, I have great respect...
  31. M

    MD/MPH and Residency Match

    Hi everyone, I will be beginning medical school this fall and was recently admitted to a 4 year MD/MPH program at my school. While I do have a genuine interested in public health (majored in college), I am also pretty confident that I am interested in specializing (something like rads, gas...
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    Residencies leading to primary care

    I'm a P3 and am interested in a career in primary care, specifically diabetes management. I'm realizing that for the most part a residency is required to work in this field, but I have a couple of questions: 1. Is there a path to a career in primary care where a residency wouldn't be required...
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    Survey on Decision-Making in Primary Care

    Hello, my name is John Michael Della Porta and I am a fifth-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. I am currently conducting an IRB-approved study that examines decision-making in primary care physicians. This will take...
  34. W

    Primary care, categorical rankings

    I applied to many primary care and some categorical tracks with plans to practice outpatient medicine, possibly "specialize" in geriatrics. I just completed some more consult electives and realize that I may want to subspecialize after all in fields like nephrology or gi. I'm still 50-75% sure...
  35. NescacPremed

    Questions about NHSC

    1) I know its primary care based but what about pediatrics/ pediatrician? 2) At the end do you become licensed to practice medicine like you would in a typical residency program? (Assuming you pass all board examinations). 3) Is there any surgical options? I know in some places some surgical...
  36. reverence

    Gen Surg vs. Family Med/Primary Care

    I know the two are very different... Anyone else deciding (or decided) between these two? Would appreciate input. Please don't bother talking about $$ Surgery [+] : the hands on; the procedure is the main medicine (I would much rather learn procedures over pharmacology); I like the varied...
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    Hello guys. I have matched in to Internal Medicine-Primary care. I had a question regarding board certification. Do I get the same ABIM certification after completion of residency? Also,I have heard IM-PC residents match into outpatient endo/rheumatology fellowships, but how many percent...
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    Osteopathic Students’ GME Aspirations Versus Realities

    Very good article. I think there has always and more recently been an increasing disparity regarding the perception of residency opportunities between newly accepted OMS1 and OMS4. This article is authored by Dr. Mark Cummings, an associate dean of Michigan State University College of...
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    Looking for Physician/PA for Primary Care Practice - Brooklyn, NY

    A medical office in Brooklyn NY is looking for a motivated physician (MD/DO) or physician assistant (PA) with NYS license to work in a primary care practice; full time or part time, in a supportive environment utilizing electronic medical records. Bilingual English/Chinese preferred. Recent...
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    Lack of primary care or lack of doctors in underserved areas?

    Hello, I was hoping to get some discussion going and some different opinions on this. At different schools as well as just from other students I keep hearing the need for primary care doctors especially in underserved areas. I plan on working in the underserved communities but I was wondering...