primary care

  1. G

    Do medical schools "like" primary care?

    Hey everyone, I'm finishing up my personal statement and activities section and had a question; should I mention my interest in primary care? I've heard that many schools highly favor students who are interested in primary care specialties. I have a genuine interest in IM/FM, but I'm also...
  2. Lugh

    What to look forward to in (insert specialty here)

    Hi, I want to hear why people chose their specialty and at what moment did they realize they picked the right career.
  3. Kokonaut

    2022 NHSC Scholarship

    Saw a similar thread in the pre-dental forum and figured why not start one here too. The NHSC scholarship application for 2022 is now open (think it opened yesterday). Figured we can make this a place for questions, support, and would love to hear the sage advice of others who have been...
  4. lgbtqstudent

    Are you a PCP? Help needed for LGBTQ+ Study.

    Are you age 18+ and a licensed Primary Care Physician in the United States with current or former LGBTQ+ patients? If so, consider participating in a research study on the healthcare experiences of LGBTQ+ people in primary care. Participants in this study will: Complete an interview for 1 hour...
  5. drmsb93

    Medicine’s Worst-Paying Specialty Is Luring Billions From Wall Street. What are your thoughts out there?

    This is the article just came out. Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
  6. D

    Significance of founding year of school on matching primary care?

  7. Master Bone Wizard

    Is not being keen on primary care a red flag?

    So in my personal statement I talk about my interest in neurology and PM&R, due to being helped out so much in my life by these doctors, and how I think the mindset of a DO and OMM training can be a great asset for these specialties. I do not say these are the only specialties I am considering...
  8. G

    New grad contract recommendations needed

    I received this offer as part of LOI for rural FM in the southeast. Please advise on how best to negotiate. I am a new grad who would be starting the J1 visa waiver. I would not be eligible for the loan assistance due to foreign loan complications. - starting base salary of $200,000 to be...
  9. R

    job opening for DO intern or fully licensed DO in busy So Cal geriatric/primary care clinic

    Dear fully licensed DOs or DO interns, If you are passionate about primary care and/or geriatrics, please don't hesitate to email me at [email protected] We have an opening for a DO intern to start asap. We prefer that you have completed a primary care or geriatric rotation or internship. Feel...
  10. N

    FM vs EM: What is the reality of continuity of care?

    MS4 here waffling between FM and EM. And the question everyone asks me and I see posted everywhere is "well... do you want continuity of care?" How are we to know what real continuity of care is when we're only in a clinic for 1 month at a time? In general I'm passionate about meaningful...
  11. I

    Mercer Médical Accelerated Track - barely info online

    Hello, I’ll be applying next year and I’m positive I want to do primary care, specifically family medicine in a rural setting. I was interested in the Mercer accelerated track but there’s not much info online regarding it. How’s the application process, how many students get into it, is it...
  12. F

    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...
  13. 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...
  14. B

    504 MCAT Helppp

  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. E

    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...
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. 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!
  21. 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...
  22. _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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. G

    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...
  26. M

    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...
  27. L

    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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. D

    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...
  31. B

    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...
  32. L

    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...
  33. 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...
  34. 6

    Any schools with strong public health programs?

    thank you!
  35. S

    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...
  36. thinking123

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

  37. H

    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
  38. 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...
  39. V

    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.
  40. D

    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 &...