Can some of you who are already in medschool or beyond help me with this? I am a pre-med applying this year and the new AMCAS application has a "vision statement" essay about how you envision your medical practice 10 years from now. I am writing about my interest in a possible combined MED-PEDS residency because I have an interest in both internal medicine and pediatrics. My question is what is going to be the main difference between a practicing pediatrician vs. a physician who finished a med-peds residency? Would the patient population be different? Am I correct in assuming a regular pediatrician would refer patients to a med-peds doctor for children with more complex medical problems? Any ideas would be appreciated. Unfortunately in my shadowing I have not met any med-peds docs to ask these questions to, so if you know - Thank you.