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EM after FP

Discussion in 'Family Medicine' started by MDKOR, Jan 17, 2003.

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  1. MDKOR

    MDKOR New Member

    Oct 5, 2002
    What do you people think about getting Emergency Medicine
    training after 3 years of Family Practice training ?

    I am very much interested in both and am thinking about doing
    FP first and then EM afterwards.

    So I guess it all comes to 6 years (3+3).
    Is there a shortcut to this pathway ?

    I would like to hear your opinions.


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  3. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2001
    Portland, OR
    I have not heard of any Family Practice & Emergency Medicine combined residencies. There are some Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine residencies out there (link). As well as some Internal Medicine/Family Practice residencies (don't quite understand that at all).
  4. save10

    save10 Doctors do it better 7+ Year Member

    Nov 13, 2002
    If you are a DO there are three combined FP/ER 1) St Barnabus. NY 2) Grandview OH 3) something in michigan.
  5. DDuncan

    DDuncan Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 22, 2000
    Midwest, small town
    Doing a 2nd residency is difficult now, due to funding issues. Since you would have started a 3 year fp program, the funding powers that be (medicare) would not fund you another 3 years at full funding. The EM programs can most easily fill with students who have full funding.
    There is some push to develop post fp residency EM "fellowships", though not leading to em board cert.
  6. emedpa

    emedpa GlobalDoc 10+ Year Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    Taking an Away team....
    there are 2 1 yr em fellowships for fp docs in tennessee. check out the fellowships page at www.aafp.org
    here is info on 1 of them-

    Fellowship Director: Loren A Crown,MD
    Phone Number: (901) 476-4457
    Fax Number: (901) 476-8677
    Email: [email protected]

    Fellowship Location: Rural

    Type of Fellowship: Full-time
    Year Started: 1993
    Positions in 2002-03:
    Offered: 5Filled: 5Length of Fellowship: 12 months
    Annual Stipend: $60,000.00

    Funding Sources: Institution
    Other Benefits: Liability Insurance: Yes Health Insurance: Yes
    Life Insurance: Yes Disability Insurance: Yes
    Housing Allowance: No Meals: No
    Laundry: No Parking: Yes
    Time off for Conferences: Yes Funds for Conferences: Yes
    Sick Leave/Personal Time: Yes

    Fellowship Leads to a Graduate Degree: Yes May qualify to take BCEM (AAPS)

    Prerequisites for Acceptance:
    Board eligible/certified in family practice. Application is year-round with staggered start dates every 2-3 months.

    Application Deadline: / /
    Notification / Selection Date: / /

    Rural hospital 45 minutes north of Memphis. The emergency department of the hospital is run by the Department of Family Medicine. All are junior faculty. Procedural teaching available (OB ULS, Culpo, Treadmill, EGD). A 12-person FP residency is located at the hospital. One-month rotation at trauma center and aditional month at pediatic ED. Oriented toward family physicians interested in rural or underserved areas. www.utmem.edu/tipton
    Fellowship Directory | AAFP Home

    save10- the do fp/er residency is at pontiac osteopathic hospital in michigan

    also many rural hospitals will hire fp docs without er residency, so you might not need to do extra training if that is your thing

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