which type of medicine is more needed in the US?
no there isnt.Originally posted by indigoblue
so there is such a thing as a specialty in urban slums? what would be the more euphemistic term for it?
You can get a job in a city at a clinic for homeless or low income people. Then you would spend your whole day seeing underserved patients and rarely would see income people. San Francisco is known for its public health system which includes this type of practice setting. So I guess one could argue that these docs practice "inner city" medicine, even though as jlee pointed out it is not a specialty per se. Probably family practice, internal medicine, preventive medicine, or peds is the way to go to practice i this type of setting. I personally would rather practice in an underserved urban area because I'd rather live in a city and I am familiar with working with this type of population already.Originally posted by indigoblue
so there is such a thing as practicing strictly inner city medicine... i guess my perception of practicing medicine in urban areas was that doctors would see both high income and low income people
yeah ... im gonna have to ... go ahead and ... sorta ... disagree with you on that ...Originally posted by jlee9531
no there isnt.
outside of rural programs that a few of the schools have....
there is no specialty when it comes to dealing with low income areas. you just go there and help. thats about it.
you see, what happened was i assumed the army was for homeless and low income people (or the very well connected), and that's why i went to the amedd scholarship people and usuhs, and then i was discharged and then i went back to cpol to get the job and that's why i talk to SDNso there is such a thing as practicing inner city medicine...my perception of practicing medicine in urban areas was that doctors would see both high income and low income people
yes there are specific hospitals where typical medicaid and homeless patients are taken.ok... what i was really trying to get at was whether or not there is a specific medical field for low-income/homeless urban population...
i'm not too familiar with the drew/ucla program... but don't almost all emergency rooms see low-income or homeless patients that are low-income? or do urban hospitals generally refer low-income/homeless to certain hospitals such as drew in los angeles?
well lets see, bellevue in nyc (spell wrong?) handles many emergency cases, and treats many many many homeless people if they need help. doctors are pretty good also--NYU people.Sure there are more docs in urban areas, but low-income families still have piss-poor access.
That same guy seems to be bumping up at lot of old threads. I don't get it -- I wish he at least would acknowledge that it's an old thread when he does this so the rest of us don't get confused.This thread is over two years old, who bumps these things?