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4 years of medical school ( MD/DO) + 3 year residency? Then you can also get a follow up and get ob/gyn training which is another year? Then you'll be the whole family practitioner. However you don't have to take training in ob/gyn.

If you go to Lecom you can tech do it in 3 years + 3 years. However you'll be restricted to 1 year of clinical's and will just do primary care. If your hell bent on FP then its not a bad choice, you save cash and get out early. However it might be nice to have some surgical experience from the clinical's.
 
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Your no longer a lmgtfy virgin! congratz. And yes, you beet me, I guess I'm a loser :(
Hah, dont let it get you down, I've been training for this moment most of my life.
 

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4 years of medical school ( MD/DO) + 3 year residency? Then you can also get a follow up and get ob/gyn training which is another year? Then you'll be the whole family practitioner. However you don't have to take training in ob/gyn.

If you go to Lecom you can tech do it in 3 years + 3 years. However you'll be restricted to 1 year of clinical's and will just do primary care. If your hell bent on FP then its not a bad choice, you save cash and get out early. However it might be nice to have some surgical experience from the clinical's.

Not all programs are like this. Family medicine is a 3 year residency after 4 years of medical school. Most programs have exposure to adult medicine, pediatrics, and general obstetrics in that 3 years. The extra year of training to specialize in OB, includes training to handle more complicated pregnancies as well as cesareans. Another option is to train in sports medicine for 1-2 years and residency and expand your practice that way.
 

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4 years of medical school ( MD/DO) + 3 year residency? Then you can also get a follow up and get ob/gyn training which is another year? Then you'll be the whole family practitioner. However you don't have to take training in ob/gyn.
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Just so you know there are 3 year FM residencies that fully train you in gyn just like the fellowship. Your legal right to practice OB procedures is based on how many procedures you did in residency. If they cram in a lot of procedures during your 3 years you don't need one more through a fellowship.